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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, the Ukrainian NREN URAN Association completed connections of the first two institutions to eduroam (global Wi-Fi roaming) using the newly released eduroam managed IdP service. For the eduroam service to work in any organisation, it… 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 →

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 →

BELLA Team Visits Submarine Cable Factories

Tom Fryer, Head of International Relations at GÉANT, visited the Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) factories, where the EllaLink submarine cable will be manufactured. Tom shared with CONNECT his impressions of the visit. January 2019 saw the start of the construction… Continue Reading →

What do we know about an IP address?

When a packet reaches our network, the first thing we see is where the IP address packet originates from. And we make decisions based on that IP address. In this RIPE NCC article, Ólafur Guðmundsson will explain what these decisions… Continue Reading →

GÉANT and NextGEOSS – enabling access to Earth Observation data through eduTEAMS

The GÉANT Association, the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, and NextGEOSS, the European contribution to global earth observation system of systems (GEOSS) and a prominent project of H2020, have… Continue Reading →

Zettabytes need big, big Data Center Interconnect

It’s difficult for the mind to grasp just how much data is present in data centers and in-flight globally. IDC offers an interesting study that pegs the global datasphere at 33 zettabytes in 2018, growing to 175 zettabytes by 2025. Data is… Continue Reading →

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