Data and Information (UCDI)

The Union Commission for Data and Information (UCDI) was established by the IUGG Executive Committee in August 2008 to provide a focused and sustainable organizational structure that supports and strengthens IUGG science through integrated scientific information activities.

Activity Areas

  1. Data science: Earth and space (geo)- informatics.
  2. Distributed data systems: virtual observatories, libraries, research communities and organizations.
  3. Open access to data and information.
  4. All issues related with data acquisition, processing, storing, manipulation, interpretation and use.

Within the above activity areas, the Commission:

  1. Provides a focus and single voice within IUGG, spanning all IUGG Associations and inter-Association bodies.
  2. Connects IUGG and its scientists to other bodies/agencies/initiatives that have interest and responsibility on matters of geo-data.
  3. Advocates and facilitate research and development in the growing field of informatics to improve data and information systems and practices.
  4. Promotes open access to data and adoption of inter- operable data sets.
For more information, please visit www.iugg-ucdi.org

The current officers of the Union Commission:

Chair: Peter Fox (USA)
Vice Chair: Charles Barton (AUSTRALIA)
Secretary: Adelina Geyer Traver (SPAIN)