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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 – WDS Sessions

SciDataCon 2018 Call for Abstracts – WDS Sessions

The Call for Abstracts for SciDataCon 2018 is now open until 31 May 2018 (extended from 30 April). 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 the General Submission, and will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness to be ...

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 ...

In Memoriam: Roger Barry

In Memoriam: Roger Barry

Roger Barry was the Founding Director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) and a driving force behind the World Data Centre (WDC) hosted at NSIDC and now a Regular Member of WDS . Read more on the NSIDC website .

WDS-SC Opinion Piece: Data Management 101 for ECRs

We would like to draw your attention to the following Opinion Piece from the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) that was recently published on the WDS Blog . It looks at the fundamental data-related skills that the WDS-SC believes are essential to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) throughout the course of their careers. It is also available for download as a PDF . What Every Early ...