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The Big Pixel Initiative: using satellite data to map urbanisation, schools, and refugee camps

Urbanisation is a fundamental force that shapes many dimensions of the modern world, from land cover and land use around cities to economics and policy-making. However, the rate and magnitude of these changes have not yet been mapped globally with… Continue Reading →

AARC research communities share experiences at FIM4R

Research communities participating in AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project pilots presented their work to the FIM4R (Federated Identity Management for Research) community at a workshop on 11 February. FIM4R and AARC have a close relationship, with… Continue Reading →

Integrating the data of life

It is well known that people react differently to medications. The reason for this could be the patient’s physical characteristics, his or her genetic makeup, or the influence of other medication. The goal of Professor Mikko Niemi’s (University of Helsinki)… Continue Reading →

How GÉANT is helping CERN unlock the secrets of our universe

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) holds the potential to reshape science and technology as we know it. Earth-shaking discoveries are ready to be further explored, but the colossal amount of data needs a dedicated high-capacity bandwidth. Enter GÉANT. Read all… Continue Reading →

Cloud computing for cassava preservation? Say hello to KENET VLab

Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop and serves as a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. Despite being one of the most drought-tolerant crops capable of growing on… Continue Reading →

PRACE: Europe’s supercomputing infrastructure relies on GÉANT

Testing treatments on the human heart, without putting patients at risk? Mission possible! Through computer simulation, 3D modelling, the power of HPC, and a dedicated network, PRACE & GÉANT allow for faster development of new medicines, treatments, tools, products and… Continue Reading →

AARC launches Policy Development Kit for research infrastructures

Policy templates, guidelines, context videos and a glossary are available in a new ‘Policy Development Kit’ (PDK) that has been launched by the AARC project. The kit provides new or evolving research infrastructures with guidance on developing a complete policy… Continue Reading →

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In 2018,  the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection (RCC) project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities, was completed, significantly improving connectivity for rural campuses. “The RCC project was very… Continue Reading →

Register for FIM4R: trust & identity updates for research communities by AARC, REFEDS, WISE and more

Registration is open for the Federated Identity Management for Research Collaborations (FIM4R) workshop that will be held on 11 February 2019. Research communities that have been participating in the AARC (Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration) project will present… Continue Reading →

‘Creating the Future’, inspired by space: planet Earth – Belarus – Minsk

More than 80 cosmonauts and astronauts from 20 countries met with youngsters and members of the public in Minsk, Belarus, during the XXXI Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE), supported by the United Institute of Informatics Problems… Continue Reading →

AARC gears up for final months, with a view to long-term legacy

A legacy that will benefit research communities after AARC ends – this is a major goal for the Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration project. How best to create this legacy and what to prioritise in the final half… Continue Reading →

Empowering the community: don’t be shy to tell people why!

“How can I even think about communicating when I’m insecure about being considered a Research and Education Network or not, as I am not connected yet?” An important question raised during the communications and visibility workshop on the 23rd of… Continue Reading →

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