Access to high-quality data from multiple disciplines is needed to be able to understand and address the complex issues facing our global society.
New pluridisciplinary approaches to analyzing and modelling data will be required.
Nowadays, it appears no longer possible to keep sources of data for only 'informed people', and the existing licensing conditions for distribution of geomagnetic data and data products are (in part) not adequately elaborated to address this change and need to be improved.
IAGA has thus agreed to set up Task Forces on the abovementioned aspects, with a consensus already found when it comes to the aims of data/ data-product licensing and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) minting to: – Provide recognition and acknowledgement.
Indeed, in our increasingly connected world, it is evermore important to closely follow evolution regarding data management.
Some aspects were previously not sufficiently taken into account, such as the of the geomagnetic data.
Data stewardship cannot be achieved through pious statements or international accords, it requires the existence of data stewards—organizations that are funded and supported to provide professional support for data archiving, data analysis, and data sharing.
There are currently about 200 open magnetic observatories worldwide.
Sci Data Con 2018 will take place as part of International Data Week (IDW), 5–8 November 2018 [NEW DATE], in Gaborone, Botswana. International Data Week 2018, coming for the first time to Africa, will take place on 5–8 November 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana.