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WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019: Registration Open Until 15 April

The WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019  will be held on 7–8 May 2019 in Beijing, China; hosted by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Nature Resources Research, Chinese Academy Of Science. Conference registration is free and is available through the online system until 15 April: Online Registration The purpose of the conference is to establish a collaborative network to share ...

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

WDS Strategic Plan 2019–2023 Published

The a new WDS Strategic Plan for 2019–2023 has now been  published . This document, produced in consultation with the ISC Governing Board and ISC Members, reduces the number of strategic targets from five previously, to the three seen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as absolutely at the core of the WDS mission. Operating in unison with the new five-year Strategic Plan is an  ...

Introducing WDS-ITO Associate Director: Karen Payne

Introducing WDS-ITO Associate Director: Karen Payne

We hope that you will join us in welcoming Dr Karen Payne, who was  officially appointed in November 2018 as  Associate Director for the WDS International Technology Office (WDS-ITO), hosted by   Ocean Networks Canada  (ONC) at the University of Victoria. ONC is part of the Canadian consortium of three WDS Regular Members selected to host the WDS-ITO. Karen's first role as ITO Director was ...

International Programme Office Appoints Communications Officer

The  WDS International Programme Office  (IPO) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ms. Nobuko Miyairi as Communications Officer. Nobuko will be closely working with the IPO staff to accelerate our communications to current and future WDS Members, as well as to the Scientific Committee . On behalf of WDS, we would like to welcome Nobuko to the WDS-IPO. If you would like to ...

'Data Repositories Day' Held in Gaborone

On Friday, 9 November, the World Data System organized its first International Data Repositories Day  at the University of Botswana, after the close of  IDW 2018 . This event was free and open to everyone with an interest, and attracted around 60 participants. During the day, attendees learned the ways in which WDS can assist the repository community: How WDS can help you improve the ...

Botswana President Formally Opens IDW 2018!

Botswana President—His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi—formally opened International Data Week 2018   on 5 November 2018 and delivered the opening keynote address for the week-long conference held in Gaborone, Botswana. The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology officiated and hosted the president at this official opening.