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The WDS supports ICSU’s mission and objectives, ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders.
The WDS supports ICSU’s mission and objectives, ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders.

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Congratulations to Dr Wouter Beek, chosen by the WDS-SC as the winner of the 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award! Dr Beek is an Artificial Intelligence researcher at VU University Amsterdam, collaborating with DANS (WDS Regular Member), and is co-developer and principle investigator of the LOD Laundromat. He will be presented with the 2018 Award and a prize at International Data Week 2018. http://owl.li/KDt230kPikg
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We are pleased to announce that the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) for 2018–2021 was appointed on 1 July 2018, and we extend a warm welcome to three new members—Marc Nyssen, David Patterson, and Ioana Popescu. A 1-year 'rolling' thirteenth seat has also been approved for a representative of the WDS-ECR Network, with Alice Fremand (Network Co-chair) taking up this position for 2018–2019. We sincerely thank the outgoing SC members for their dedication to WDS: Claudia Emerson, Wim Hugo, Guoqing Li, and Sanna Sorvari. http://owl.li/leaJ30kMiHt
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The new WDS Blog post by Rama Ramapriyan and Alex de Sherbinin relates the positive experiences of NASA in engaging User Working Groups to ensure its Distributed Active Archive Centers respond appropriately and swiftly to the changing scientific requirements of their communities and to evolving technologies. This follows CoreTrustSeal Requirement VI that recommends all data repositories employ advisory bodies to help maintain high-level performance. http://ow.ly/w1c530kyT0y
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Early Career Researchers and Scientists interested in data sharing and data stewardship can now join the WDS-ECR Network! Its role is to foster ECR communication, design activities targeting ECR interests and concerns, and share ideas on how ECRs can best shape their role for future data sharing. Moreover, ECRs keen to share their experiences of data management, data collection, and data use are highly encouraged to participate in the session 'The role of Early Career Researchers and Scientists in the Data Revolution' at SciDataCon 2018, part of International Data Week (5–8 November 2018; Gaborone, Botswana). http://ow.ly/GuY830kxEhF
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The latest Blog post from the WDS Scientific Committee is by Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, who highlights the World Glacier Monitoring Service’s collaboration with partners to contribute to the Climate Data Store of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which delivers free access to huge amounts of space-borne and in situ Earth observation data used in climate indicators to supporting adaptation and mitigation policies in Europe. http://ow.ly/JD4l30kvzf4
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JOB OPPORTUNITY !

The position of Executive Director of the WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) is open for applications until 15 June 2018. The Executive Director will lead the ICSU-WDS International Programme Office (IPO) hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Tokyo, Japan.

Full job description and application procedure are available at: https://www.icsu-wds.org/events/important-deadlines/job-opportunity-ed-wds-ipo
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This WDS Scientific Committee Blog Post by Guoqing Li highlights the launch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 'Big Earth Data Science Engineering' (CASEarth) project that involves 1,200 scientists from 130 institutions worldwide. CASEarth will establish an International Centre of Big Earth Data Science to facilitate data access and sharing, and develop a world-class platform and decision-support system to drive the discipline and serve high-level government authorities in solving multidomain issues http://ow.ly/tzXL30jHFQr
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Job opportunity! The position of Associate Director of the +ICSU World Data System International Technology Office (WDS-ITO) is open for applications until 13 May 2018. The position is for a 3-year term and based at Ocean Network's Canada (WDS Regular Member) hosted at the +University of Victoria Canada. Applications should be made on the HR Portal of the University of Victoria: https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/3702

More information on the WDS-IPO can be found here. https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/wds-international-technology-office-to-open-in-canada
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Watch live the Latin America and Caribbean Scientific Data Management workshop convened by ICSU World Data System and hosted at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio del Janeiro: https://lnkd.in/dumB-pC
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In Memoriam: Roger Barry the Founding Director of 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 http://nsidc.org/research/bios/barry.html
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