World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development (hereinafter, the WDC-Ukraine) has been working in Ukraine since 2006 as a full-member of the World Data System (WDS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU). WDC-Ukraine specializes on providing interdisciplinary research of complex systems of different nature.
The WDC-Ukraine activities are focused on arrangements for access of Ukrainian scientific community to global information resources of the ICSU in Earth Sciences, Planetary and Space Physics and relevant related disciplines, as well as the collection and storage of global and regional data with significant value for research in the field of Sustainable Development and managerial decision-making.
WDC-Ukraine activities includes decision making support for long-term issues of society development in terms of its sustainability; informational support for estimations of sustainable development perspectives and implementation of sustainable development concept in higher education, business and politics.
With the purpose of foresight of the possible future path of development of Ukraine and generation of scenarios of such development in the mid-term (up to 2020) and long-term (up to 2030) perspective, the World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development (http://wdc.org.ua/) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and the Institute for Applied System Analysis of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine carried out the number of researches (read more).