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World Data System (WDS)

The Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) is the governing body of the ICSU World Data System (ICSU WDS). The responsibilities of the Scientific Committee of the WDS (WDS-SC) are to develop and prioritize plans for the WDS, guide their implementation and publicize the results. ICSU WDS-SC is appointed by the ICSU Executive Board and abides by the Terms of Reference as approved by ICSU Executive Board.



  • Harrison, Sandy (United Kingdom and Australia)


  • Chambodut, Aude (France, WDS Member: International Service of Geomagnetic Indices: ISGI)
  • Diedhiou, Arona (Senegal and France)
  • Dillo, Ingrid (The Netherlands)
  • Emerson, Claudia (Canada)
  • Faustman, Elaine M. (United States of America)
  • Hugo, Wim (South Africa)
  • Iyemori, Toshihiko (Japan, WDS Member: WDC - Geomagnetism, Kyoto)
  • Kitchin, Rob (Ireland)
  • Li, Guoqing (China)
  • de Sherbinin, Alex (United States of America, WDS Member: Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center: SEDAC)
  • Sorvari, Sanna (Finland)

Ex Officio

  • Heide Hackmann (ICSU)
  • Murayama, Yasuhiro (NICT, Japan)

ICSU Contact

  • Heide Hackmann (Executive Director)
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