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New Scientific Committee Appointed for 2018–2021

New Scientific Committee Appointed for 2018–2021

The new Scientific Committee (SC) of the World Data System  has been appointed for a three-year period commencing on 1 July 2018. The new Committee was chosen by the Executive Board of the International Council for Science, taking into account gender and geographical balance, and that at least one-third of the Committee are Directors of WDS Member Organizations. We would like to extend a warm ...

WDS-ECR Network Now Established!

Early Career Researchers and Scientists  (collectively 'ECRs')  now have their own network for data sharing and data stewardship. Indeed, the WDS-ECR Network has been established. Its role is to help foster better communication among ECRs, design activities targeting ECRs interests and concerns, and share ideas on how ECRs can best shape their role for future data sharing. Interested in ...

European Members of ICSU Release Statement on 'Open Data in Science in Europe'

European Members of the International Council for Science (ICSU) have released a statement based on the workshop 'Open Data in Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe' organized in partnership with the All European Academies in January 2018 in Brussels: Open Data in Science in Europe This workshop consulted 80 representatives from across Europe of science academies, ...

SciDataCon 2018 Call for Abstracts Extended & WDS Sessions

SciDataCon 2018 Call for Abstracts Extended & WDS Sessions

Following a large number of requests and practical reasons relating to the review process, the Call for Abstracts for SciDataCon 2018 has been extended to Monday, 25 June (23:59 UTC). Abstracts for papers or posters  are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018, part of International Data Week (5–8 November 2018; Gaborone, Botswana).  Abstracts must be submitted to an accepted session or to ...

WDS International Technology Office to Open in Canada

WDS International Technology Office to Open in Canada

We are pleased to announce that following an international competitive call , the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) selected a Canadian consortium formed by three WDS Regular Members— Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) at the University of Victoria, the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre  (CADC) of the National Research Council (NRC) in Victoria, and the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network/Polar ...

PSMSL Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Sea-Level Change Conference

PSMSL Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Sea-Level Change Conference

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL; WDS Regular Member), it will host Sea Level Futures : a conference on regional and global sea-level change, the latest sea-level technology, and the future of sea-level research at both the UK National Oceanography Centre and Liverpool University on 2–4 July 2018.  For further information, including an ...