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Fourteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Fourteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The 14th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 04–05 April 2016 at the Kōjimachi Office of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo, Japan. The SC welcomed to the Meeting Isabelle Gärtner-Roer and Alfredo Tolmasquim, who had been appointed to the Committee by the ICSU Executive Board in December 2015.

The principal focus of the Meeting was on developing concrete plans for the future initiatives of the ICSU World Data System. To this end, a brainstorming session was scheduled on the second day of the Meeting to plan how ICSU-WDS might evolve over the coming years: the SC's priorities for ICSU-WDS, what additional funds may be needed for current and proposed WDS activities and how they can be realized, enhancing interactions with WDS Members and increasing their involvement in activities, as well as other matters concerned with taking forward WDS to the next stages of its implementation.

A summary report of the Meeting is under preparation and will be placed on the Meeting Reports page when completed.