The Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) connects Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to help translate the aspirations of open, available, and useful data from policy into practice.  COPDESS has developed a statement of commitment, now signed by most leading publishers and repositories, and provides a directory of repositories for publishers and recommended best practices around data and identifiers.


COPDESS was formed at a meeting in October 2014 and provides an organizational framework for Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to jointly implement and promote common policies and procedures for the publication and citation of data across Earth Science journals.

The launch of the partnership was announced on 15 January 2015 and included a joint Statement of Commitment signed by key publishers and repositories (pdf here).  Additional signatories are welcome. The launch was also announced in an article in Eos here.

Further information on COPDESS, scholarly articles, and related activities around data are here.

The Second COPDESS Workshop was held  for 20-21 October in Oxford, UK.Further information is  here.

For further information about COPDESS, please contact:

Kerstin Lehnert, Director of Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA)

Brooks Hanson, Director, Publications, American Geophysical Union,