IGU-CODATA Joint Round Table Session on Data Publishing and Sharing in Developing Countries


Date: Aug 4, 2016


In partnership with the International Geographical Union, the CODATA PASTD Task Group is organising a round table session on data publishing and sharing in developing countries at the 33rd International Geographical Congress.

Data sharing is challenging to geographical communities both in research, education, and sustainable development, especially in developing countries. One of the solutions in data sharing is data publishing which has the virtue of balancing intellectual property protection and data sharing. The IGU-CODATA joint round table session will focus four key issues to gathering ideas and common understanding and joint actions in data publishing and sharing in developing countries: (1) strategies and policies (2) infrastructure (3) capacity building (4) participation of young scientists.

Date: 23 August 2016 from 16:30-18:00 (C12-33)

Location: China National Convention Center, Beijing

Co-Chair:

Prof. LIU Chuang (Co-Chair of CODATA PASTD Data Publishing sub-group, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Prof. Ram Babu Singh (Vice President of IGU and Co-Chair of CODATA PASTD Strategy and Policy sub-group, Department of Geography, University of Delhi, Indian)

Participant: Open (online registration)

Deliverable outcome: Common understanding on IGU-CODATA joint action on data publishing and sharing in developing countries 

There is also a special session on Global Environment, co-sponsored by UNEP and CODATA, which is scheduled for 22nd August (14:30-16:00), with a capacity of 300 persons.