Resolution No.2 (1981): Support to WDCs for continuous and upgraded activities

IAGA, noting that the World Data Centers for Solar-Terrestrial Physics have, in the past, played a vital role in helping to provide IAGA scientists with primary and support data necessary for them to carry out their research effectively and noting that the success of the data analysis phases of the International Magnetospheric Study and the upcoming Middle Atmosphere Program are strongly dependent on the continued availability of the large data archives handled by the World Data Centers, strongly recommends that national agencies which house and support the World Data Centers do all in their power to ensure that the high standards of data archiving and dissemination achieved by these organisations in recent years are maintained and, if possible, upgraded over the coming decade.