T Iyemori1*, H Toh1, M Takeda1, M Nosé1, Y Odagi1 and N Takeuchi1
*1World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Kyoto, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan


The World Data Center for Geomagnetism Kyoto is operated by the Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism (DACGSM). DACGSM is also in charge of student education as well as scientific research on Geomagnetism, Space Magnetism and related Informatics. As a member of the WDS, it is also our task to collect geomagnetic data from all over the globe and make them open to the public. For that purpose, we join the INTERMAGNET and operate a GIN (Geomagnetic Information Node). Our mission here in Kyoto, therefore, can be said three-fold, namely, ‘education’, ‘research’ and ‘data service’. Among those regular activities, IUGONET, derivation of AE/Dst indices and new geomagnetic data acquisition in logistically remote places are classified into the activities proper to WDC for Geomagnetism, Kyoto. IUGONET, Inter-university Upper atmosphere Global Observation NETwork, is a project among universities and research institutions and has been constructing a data system with a common metadata database for synthetic use of distributed databases among the institutions. We are now collaborating with ESPAS, an EU’s data system similar to the IUGONET. We are working with German colleague in Potsdam (Mr. B. Ritschel and Prof. G. Neher) to develop a "Vocabulary Broker" as a basic component of interoperability. One of our new activity is an effort to promote "data publication" in Japan, and we are collaborating with JaLC (Japan Link Center) and NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology). We are also trying to promote "Open Science Data" having domestic workshops.


Acknowledgements may be made to geomagnetic observatories in the world and their staff who contributed geomagnetic data to our data center. We also thank the institutions and individuals who collaborate to improve the geomagnetic data service.