World Data Center

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.

News & Events

Nanosatellite created by a team of KPI released on his own orbit and made contact with the developers


Tonight, at 23.30 on May 26, a team from Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute established connection and began setting up individual subsystems NANOSATELLITE PolyITAN-2. He came to his own orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), where he was sent from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, delivered missile ATLAS-5.

Ukraine rose 18 positions in the global Open Data Barometer ranking released by the World Wide Web Foundation


Over the past year, Ukraine has significantly improved its performance by taking 44th place among 115 countries and making the most positive "leap" in the rating along with Georgia.

Nano-satellite «PolyITAN-2-SAU»: Space Odyssey started!


In April, 18 at 11.11 local time carrier rocket of American consortium United Launch Alliance «Atlas V» was launched from cosmodrome on Cape Canaveral (USA) with transport ship "Cygnus". It's mission is to deliver 7600 pounds of live load to International space station.