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This page describes the World Data System and Dryad's involvement with it. The [http://www.icsu-wds.org/ World Data System (WDS)] is part of the [http://www.icsu.org/ International Council for Science (ICSU)], and "aims at a transition from existing stand-alone WDCs and individual Services to a common globally interoperable distributed data system, that incorporates emerging technologies and new scientific data activities. WDS strives to become a world-wide ‘community of excellence’ for scientific data, with searchable common data directories and catalogues, which ensures the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community."
Created October 2006 by Jed Dube.  
 
Modified August 2007 by Ryan Scherle.  
 
Marked outdated March 2011 by Peggy Schaeffer.
 
  
Part of International Council for Science (ICSU)
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WDS has a [http://www.icsu-wds.org/organization/data-policy data policy]:
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*There will be full and open exchange of data, metadata and products shared within WDS, recognizing relevant international instruments and national policies and legislation;
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*All shared data, metadata and products will be made available with minimum time delay and at minimum cost;
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*All shared data, metadata and products being free of charge or no more than cost of reproduction will be encouraged for research and education.
  
“…works to guarantee access to solar, geophysical and related environmental data. It serves the whole scientific community by assembling, scrutinizing, organizing and disseminating data and information.
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The WDS currently has about 40 [http://icsu-wds.org/wds-members/wds-members/wds-members members]. Membership the WDS involves a certification process, which uses an online self-assessment questionnaire which applicants complete, describing its capabilites. The criteria are in "four sections covering policies, organizational framework, management of data, metadata, and services, and technical infrastructure."  Dryad is presently (spring 2012) considering applying for membership, and is evaluating the questionnaire and the criteria.  
  
“The WDC system now includes 52 Centers in 12 countries. Its holdings include a wide range of solar, geophysical, environmental, and human dimensions data. These data cover timescales ranging from seconds to millennia and they provide baseline information for research in many ICSU disciplines, especially for monitoring changes in the geosphere and biosphere—gradual or sudden, foreseen or unexpected, natural or man-made.”
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'''Documents:'''
  
Susan McLean
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[[Media:Certification_summary_6_Jul_2011.pdf|Certification summary]]
  
* [http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/wdc/guide/wdcguide.html WDC Guide (1996)]
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[[Media:WDS_Application_V1_copy.pdf|Application form]]
 
 
WDCs in the USA:
 
* Atmospheric Trace Gases
 
* Biodiversity and Ecology
 
* Glaciology
 
* Human Interactions in the Environment
 
* Land Cover Data
 
* Marine Geology and Geophysics
 
* Meteorology
 
* Oceanography
 
* Paleoclimatology
 
* Remotely Sensed Land Data
 
* Rockets and Satellites
 
* Rotation of the Earth
 
* Seismology
 
* Solar-Terrestrial Physics
 
* Solid Earth Geophysics
 
 
 
WDCs in Russia:
 
* Marine Geology and Geophysics
 
* Meteorology
 
* Oceanography
 
* Rockets and Satellites
 
* Rotation of the Earth
 
* Solar-Terrestrial Physics
 
* Solid Earth Physics
 
 
 
WDCs in Europe:
 
* Climate
 
* Earth Tides
 
* Geomagnetism-Copenhagen
 
* Geomagnetism-Edinburgh
 
* Glaciology
 
* Marine Environmental Sciences
 
* Recent Crustal Movements - decommissioned 01/2006
 
* Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
 
* Soils
 
* Solar Activity
 
* Solar-Terrestrial Physics
 
* Sunspot Index
 
 
 
WDCs in Australia, India, and Japan:
 
* Airglow
 
* Aurora
 
* Cosmic Rays
 
* Geomagnetism-Bombay
 
* Geomagnetism-Kyoto
 
* Ionosphere
 
* Nuclear Radiation
 
* Solar Radio Emission
 
* Solar-Terrestrial Sciences-Sydney
 
* Space Science Satellites
 
 
 
WDCs in China:
 
* Astronomy
 
* Geology
 
* Geophysics
 
* Glaciology and Geocryology
 
* Meteorology
 
* Oceanography
 
* Renewable Resources and Environment
 
* Seismology
 
* Space Sciences
 
  
 
[[Category:Organizations]]
 
[[Category:Organizations]]

Latest revision as of 08:59, 17 May 2012

This page describes the World Data System and Dryad's involvement with it. The World Data System (WDS) is part of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and "aims at a transition from existing stand-alone WDCs and individual Services to a common globally interoperable distributed data system, that incorporates emerging technologies and new scientific data activities. WDS strives to become a world-wide ‘community of excellence’ for scientific data, with searchable common data directories and catalogues, which ensures the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community."

WDS has a data policy:

  • There will be full and open exchange of data, metadata and products shared within WDS, recognizing relevant international instruments and national policies and legislation;
  • All shared data, metadata and products will be made available with minimum time delay and at minimum cost;
  • All shared data, metadata and products being free of charge or no more than cost of reproduction will be encouraged for research and education.

The WDS currently has about 40 members. Membership the WDS involves a certification process, which uses an online self-assessment questionnaire which applicants complete, describing its capabilites. The criteria are in "four sections covering policies, organizational framework, management of data, metadata, and services, and technical infrastructure." Dryad is presently (spring 2012) considering applying for membership, and is evaluating the questionnaire and the criteria.

Documents:

Certification summary

Application form