U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

International Group Gathers in Knoxville to Discuss Sharing Science across Borders

The desire to share science across international boundaries brought representatives from 11 countries to the Knoxville area October 3–5. The 20th Technical Working Group meeting of the International Energy Agency agreement, known as the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE), reviewed enhancements to the ETDE database, ETDEWEB; and held discussions pertinent to international research exchange. Representatives hailed from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Nuclear Information System. ETDE is a group of 16 counties under agreement to make available the widest range of energy-related research, and, secondarily, to disseminate that information to developing countries. ETDE World Energy Base or ETDEWEB is the Internet tool for disseminating the energy research and technology information that ETDE collects and exchanges. ETDEWEB holds over 3.7 million records.