AIR Scientist Wins Nomination for 2020 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Dec 25, 2020

The World Data System (WDS) Scientific Committee recently chose Dr. ZHANG Lianchong from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) as a nominee of the 2020 WDS Data Stewardship Award.

Dr. Zhang from the National Earth Observation Data Center (NODA) has led his team to develop the operating system of ChinaGEOSS Data Sharing Network, and to maintain the data curation and services in NODA. He is one of the co-chairs of the WDS Early Career Researchers and Scientists Network, and the Network's incumbent representative on the WDS-SC. His research interests include data integration, data standardization, data mining and knowledge discovery.

The WDS Data Stewardship Award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations. Awardees can be are nominated by representatives of any scientific organization, group, body, union, or otherwise. Winners are then selected by a panel of members of the WDS Scientific Committee based on their achievements in the abovementioned areas. To qualify as an 'early career researcher', nominees must be typically below 40 years-of-age and within ten years of completing their PhD or equivalent professional training.


The notice of the 2020 WDS Data Stewardship Award and a brief introduction of the winners.