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WDS Data Stewardship Award 2019: Call for Nominations Open!

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2019: Call for Nominations Open!

The Call for Nominations for the 2019 WDS Data Stewardship Award is now open until 29 July 2019. This annual prize celebrates the exceptional contributions of early career researchers to the improvement of scientific data stewardship through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations.  We are also pleased to announce that the process has been opened ...

WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2019

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. The purpose of the conference is to establish a collaborative network to share information and to do bottom up of data-oriented activities in the Asia-Oceania area. Towards realizing this goal, the ...

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 ...

WDS Signs Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement

The 18-month Enabling FAIR Data Project reached a significant milestone in November 2018 with the announcement of a Commitment Statement reflecting distinct stakeholder perspectives and roles, and defining the goals for the many communities that collectively support open and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data. As a stakeholder of the project, the World Data System ...