About the WDC

The World Data Centre System has been replaced by the new ICSU World Data System


The original World Data Centre system as created in 1957 was dedicated to making geophysical data freely available to scientists, engineers and other interested people. This effort was co-ordinated by ICSU, the International Council of Scientific Unions. The WDC system was disbanded in October 2008 and has since been replaced by the ICSU World Data System which contains many of the original WDCs as well as many other organisations.