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WDS Co-sponsors International Data Sharing Training Workshop

WDS Co-sponsors International Data Sharing Training Workshop

Twenty-nine trainees from 9 countries (Russian Fed., Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Thailand) attended a 20-day training workshop entitled: 'International Workshop on Northeast Asia–Central Asia Regional Resources and Environment Data Sharing' (10–29 August 2015, Beijing, China).

The training was set in a multidisciplinary context and addressed a broad range of issues related to scientific data sharing, including policies, standards, technologies, methods, and good practices from the national, regional and international perspectives. On the last day of the training, the Executive Director of the World Data System, Dr Mustapha Mokrane, was invited to give a lecture on the development of ICSU-WDS and the global data sharing landscape.

The workshop was hosted by the Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) of the Chinese Academy of Science and co-sponsored by ICSU-WDS and its Member hosted by IGSNRR: the World Data Centre for Renewable Resources and Environment.