WDS Membership Reaches Landmark
The ICSU World Data System celebrated a historic milestone late last year, as its membership reached—and then surpassed—100 Member Organizations. WDS Members are split into four categories: Regular and Network Members are data stewards/analysis services and groups of these, and are certified as part of their WDS accreditation; while Partners and Associates are co-opted Members who provide support and are interested in the WDS endeavour.
On 11 October 2016, the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network/Polar Data Catalogue (CCIN/PDC) became the 76th trustworthy data service to be certified by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC), taking the total number of WDS Members to exactly one-hundred overall. Prof Ellsworth LeDrew (CCIN Director) thanked the WDS-SC on behalf of CCIN/PDC, saying that it was 'a great honour to become a WDS Member, and particularly the one-hundredth!'