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What is Data Rescue?

Data rescue is the ongoing process of preserving all data at risk of being lost due to deterioration of the medium and digitizing current and past data into computer compatible form for easy access. The establishment of the data rescue project has a high priority within WMO Programs ( and is critically important to ensure future generations of scientists and other data users to have access to all the information necessary for their studies and projects. To get an overview what is happening in WMO Regional Association VI we refer to web-page



L.S. Tan, S. Burton, R. Crouthamel,  A. van Engelen, R. Hutchinson, L. Nicodemus, T.C. Peterson,  F. Rahimzadeh, 2004. Guidelines on Climate Data Rescue. WMO/TD No.1210,