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CODATA Elections, Candidates' Statements, Part Four

In advance of the forthcoming CODATA Elections to positions on the Executive Committee, candidates have been invited to submit supporting statements and these are being posted on the CODATA blog. Three further supporting statements are now available:


ESIP Innovator Interview with Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director

Earlier this summer, Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director, was interviewed by Erin Robinson, of ESIP, the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, as part of the ESIP 'Innovator Series' of interviews.

The interview touches on a broad range of issues covering the CODATA mission, current work on data policy issues and the rationale behind the creation of CODATA's International Data Policy Committee.  Among other things, the conversation explores potential areas of collaboration with ESIP, including issues around capacity building, early career data professionals, skills and career development.

ESIP Innovator Interview: Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director from ESIPFed on Vimeo.


CODATA Elections, Candidates' Statements, Part Three

In advance of the forthcoming CODATA Elections to positions on the Executive Committee, candidates have been invited to submit supporting statements and these are being posted on the CODATA blog. Three further supporting statements are now available:


Geoffrey Boulton: 'Science in a Data-Intensive Age'

In support of his candidacy as CODATA President, Geoffrey Boulton presents his vision of 'Science in a Data-Intensive Age' and describes the challenges and agenda this sets for CODATA.

Geoffrey Boulton

The last two decades have seen unprecedented growth in the capacity to acquire, store, manipulate and instantaneously transmit data. It is a world historical event that is changing the lives of individuals, societies and economies. It has major implications for science, research and learning that are far more profound and pervasive than those of the earlier, analogous revolution in data storage and human communication, that of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in the 1430s.

These developments offer profound challenges to science, and because of this to CODATA in adapting its historic role as the principal coordinator of data initiatives at the international level to focus on new, data-intensive ways of doing science.

Read more...!  The statement is available as a PDF and on the CODATA blog.


CODATA Elections, Candidates' Statements, Part Two

In advance of the forthcoming CODATA Elections to positions on the Executive Committee, candidates have been invited to submit supporting statements and these are being posted on the CODATA blog.  Three further supporting statements are now available:


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