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TNC19: one month on

One month ago we said good bye to Tallinn after another exciting and unforgettable TNC. Some of you have been asking how to access TNC19 conference proceedings, so here’s a little reminder of where these can be found. Whether you… Continue Reading →

South African Students can now access High-speed WiFi in City of Cape Town’s Libraries with eduroam

During June the City of Cape Town and the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) turned on the eduroam WiFi service in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries. eduroam is a wireless roaming service that provides free… Continue Reading →

Ukrainian NREN, URAN, implements eduroam managed IdP to support research

On 2 and 3 July, Ukrainian NREN URAN Association completed connections of the first two institutions to eduroam (global Wi-Fi roaming) using the newly release eduroam managed IdP service. For the eduroam service to work in any organization, it needs… Continue Reading →

Live images from a 600 m long microscope

The European Spallation Source (ESS), is the world’s most powerful neutron source for research, and will allow scientists in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics to understand basic structures of materials on a much more detailed level than before. Part of… Continue Reading →

Three Czech e-infrastructures unite under the project e-INFRA CZ

The CESNET Association, Masaryk University and VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava have applied for a joint project for establishing an upgraded national research e-infrastructure e-INFRA CZ. The main components of e-INFRA CZ include: national communications infrastructure, national grid and… Continue Reading →

EOSC-Pillar: mixing national recipes to build the European Open Science Cloud

Leveraging National Initiatives of the EU Member States and Science-driven thematic initiatives to help build an Open Science and FAIR-data based EOSC Officially kicked off on 5 July 2019 in Rome, for the next 3 years, EOSC-Pillar will coordinate national Open… Continue Reading →

Australian researchers collaborate to model effects of climate change on biodiversity

The Biodiversity Climate Change Virtual Lab (BCCVL) is one of the most accessed services via the Australian Access Federation (AAF), the national provider for federated single sign-on. BCCVL’s almost 4000 registered users originate from around the world, including Australian universities,… Continue Reading →

Task Force for Research Engagement Development discusses future activities

The Task Force for Research Engagement Development (​TF-RED) held a workshop with the objective to relaunch the group and discuss the focus of its future activities, the meeting took place at TNC19 in Tallinn last month. The workshop was hosted… Continue Reading →

Armenian weather predictions get help from the Cloud

Extreme weather made headlines again last year. 2018 saw frozen iguanas fall from the trees in Florida, wildfires devastate parts of Sweden, Greece and the US, and snow fall in the Sahara. So, when weather conditions can turn perilous so… Continue Reading →

Connected supercomputers to boost European science and innovation

While Europe provides around 5 per cent of the world’s supercomputing resources, it consumes almost one third of them. To remedy this, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is investing heavily in new machinery. Recently it announced the funding of three pre-exascale… Continue Reading →

Creating a model of the Sun as a whole

“For too many years, the study of the Sun has been split into internal (i.e., the origin of the solar magnetic field) and external solar physics topics (i.e., the existence of sun spots) with no attention to the complex interplay… Continue Reading →

The CONNECT Interview: Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet, European Commission

Jean-Eric Paquet is Director-General for the European Commission’s DG for Research and Innovation (DG RTD). This European Commission department is responsible for EU policy on research, science and innovation, with a view to help create growth and jobs and tackle… Continue Reading →

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