The World Data System Asia-Oceania Conference 2019 (WDS-AO 2019)
was held at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources
Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on May 7-8.
The conference was hosted by World Data System of International
Science Council (ISC-WDS) and organized by IGSNRR, CAS. The
honorary chairmen of the conference, Honglie Sun, academician
of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jiulin Sun, academician
of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Shuzhi Wang, deputy
director of the General Office of the CAS; Ruidan Wang, deputy
director of the National Science and Technology Infrastructure
Center of China; Representatives of ISC-WDS Asia-Oceania Regional
Science Data Centers. Totally, more than 120 experts and scholars
from 14 countries, including China, Japan, Australia, Russia,
Netherlands, United Kingdom, Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Thailand,
Nepal, Bangladesh, Bolivia and Sudan, participated the conference.
The co-chairmen of the conference, Xiaohan Liao, deputy
director of IGSNRR, CAS, and Prof. Takashi Watanabe, Kyoto
University, Japan, moderated the opening ceremony.
On behalf of IGSNRR, CAS, Xiaohan Liao welcomed the guests,
the representatives from the ISC-WDS Science Committee and
all the experts and scholars attending the conference.
On behalf of CAS, Shuzhi Wang delivered a welcome speech.
He reviewed and introduced the development history of the
science database of the CAS and the WDS Data Centers
established relying on CAS. Ruidan Wang introduced the
development history of the National Science and Technology
Infrastructure Platform and the promulgation of the "Scientific
Data Management Measures", and pointed out that it is expected
to establish a closer cooperation relationship with the WDS
Data Center in the future. Guoqing Li, a former member of
the WDS Science Committee, professor of Aerospace Information
Research Institute, CAS, introduced the background of the
conference. Juanle Wang, the secretary-general of the
conference, chairman of the local organizing committee,
professor of IGSNRR, CAS, introduced the organization of
During the keynote speech phase, Sandy Harrison, chairman
of the WDS Scientific Committee, made a keynote report
on ‘World Data System –Trustworthy Data Services for Global
Science’, introducing the establishment, goals, principles,
scientific committee members, WDS members and future
priorities of WDS. Lei Shi, National Science and Technology
Infrastructure Center made a keynote report on ‘Enhancing
Scientific Data Management in China’, introducing the overall
situation of scientific data development in China, problems
in current scientific data management in China, and relevant
provisions of ‘Measures for Scientific Data Management’, etc.
With the agenda of the conference, six sessions were
organized in two days. These themes are international
collaboration on data, data for geophysics and space science,
development of data-sharing system, marine and polar data,
data processing and evaluation, and WDS forum. A total of
33 oral reports and 12 posters were displayed in the
conference. This conference significantly promoted the
exchange and cooperation of the WDS Asia-Pacific data
centers, and further enhanced the influence of Chinese
science data centers in the international community.
After the WDS-AO 2019 conference, the WDS Scientific
Committee held a two-day work meeting at IGSNRR,CAS.
World Data Center for Renewable Resource and Environment
provided the logistic and technology support for the
events in the conference.
Provided by Department of Geo-Data Science and Sharing