Data Center Description
World Data Center for Geology, Beijing is a member of World Data Center (WDC). It was established in 1988 as a member of WDC-D for China. Although WDC system decided not to use the - A, - B, - C, - D in 1999, World Data Center for Geology, China is still a part of China WDC system. It has been supported and managed by Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS) and guided by WDC National Committee and Scientific Committee of China.
The primary mission of World Data Center for Geology, Beijing, is to carry out international exchange of geologic data. As a matter of fact, this kind of data exchange has been carried out for many years in the CAGS. After the establishment of World Data Center for Geology, Beijing ( the old name is WDC-D for Geology), the CAGS still is responsible for this task in the name of WDC for Geology, Beijing.
Since 1999, the WDC for Geology, Beijing has become a part of the national geologic data sharing platform of China (http://www.geoscience.cn ), and the geological center of the Chinese national land resources scientific data center.