08 October - 13 October 2017  STATUS
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The purpose of the conference is to explore the fundamental issues relating to the availability, (re-)use and scientific analysis of data that relate to the most significant contemporary global challenges.  Further information and a call for papers will appear shortly at:

Global science is increasingly data-driven.  Major international scientific programmes contribute to a collective endeavour to understand contemporary global processes and phenomena that are of deep relevance to contemporary societies.  The unprecedented volume of data generated by the digital revolution of recent decades has led to the emergence of distinctive and powerful means of characterising and understanding the complex systems that are at the heart of many global challenges.  These developments raise major questions around data collection, stewardship and analysis; and there are timely lessons to be shared between the academic and commercial sectors.

The conference will be of interest to researchers in many domains, and particularly those relating to the global research programmes sponsored by the International Council of Science (Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, Urban Health and Wellbeing), as well as research around the Sustainable Development Goals, ecological and environmental challenges and assessments and the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction.  The conference will foster constructive and continued dialogue between transdisciplinary research activities and data experts.

The conference is co-organised by ICSU-CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Council of Science and the Geophysical Center of RAS (GC RAS) and is supported by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF)
and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation http://минобрнауки.рф