Call for Abstracts: WDS Co-convened Session at AGU 2019

28 Jun 2019

Dear Colleagues,

My sincere apologies that you have likely received this message through several channels, but I hope it might of interest to at least some members of the IG.

The 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union will be held on 9–13 December 2019 in San Francisco, CA. WDS is co-convening the following session, and we would like to encourage your abstract submission by the deadline of Wednesday, 31 July.

Session ID: 82801
Session Title: IN003. Advancing Capabilities to Enable Current and Future Use of Earth and Space Science Data
Section/Focus Group: Earth and Space Science Informatics

Session Description:
Data centers, repositories, archives, and other data facilities and systems strive to offer trustworthy capabilities and services that enable sharing and long-term use of open data. A variety of such facilities and systems have been operating around the world, serving user communities for many scientific disciplines. Upon acquiring data from various missions, projects and/or studies and in diverse formats, data product and service developers assess, manage, curate, process, integrate, package, organize, describe, and disseminate data, to facilitate widespread and continuing data sharing and use. Providing capabilities for sharing open data fosters new studies and new data products and services. The TRUST Principles (Transparency, Responsibility, User Community, Sustainability, and Technology), certification, and policy development can contribute to system improvements as well as increased user expectations. Presentations describe approaches and opportunities to improve systems, capabilities, and services for enabling current and future uses of Earth and space science data products and services.

Primary Convener:

  • Robert Downs, Columbia University of New York, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Palisades NY


  • H. K. Ramapriyan (Rama), Science Systems and Applications, Inc. & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
  • Rorie Edmunds, World Data System of the International Science Council, WDS International Programme Office, Tokyo, Japan

Final Abstract Submission Deadline: 23:59 ET (UTC-4) on Wednesday, 31 July

Abstract submission link:

We look forward to your contribution and participation at the AGU meeting.

Best wishes,