Collaboration between ICSU World Data System and SCOSTEP/VarSITI
Takashi Watanabe and Rorie Edmunds in VarSITI Newsletter, Volume 3.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) has a long history of collaborating internationally on the archiving and provision of scientific data. The World Data Centres (WDCs) and the Federation of Geophysical and Astrophysical Data Services were established by ICSU during the International Geophysical Year (IGY). Building on the legacy of these two bodies, ICSU established the World Data System (WDS) in October 2008 to expand its data activities to a wider disciplinary and geographic base.