There is a long–standing relationship between pan-European research and education networking and North American research networks, which has led to diverse transatlantic links being established in reciprocal arrangements between the two continents.
In this collaborative environment, GÉANT provides a 100Gbps link to New York. Links provided by GÉANT’s North American partners ensure that there is abundant capacity and no single points of failure,
enabling research and education traffic between the two regions to flow seamlessly.
The connections to North America are key in enabling research collaboration on intercontinental projects, and are particularly significant for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, a number of the data-processing centres of which are located in North America.
Where projects and researchers need to exchange large amounts of data with their project counterparts in North America or have high-performance requirements, GÉANT Plus point-to-point circuits can be provisioned to the CANARIE, Internet2 and ESnet networks.
GÉANT's North American partners
In Canada the research and education networking environment is provided for by
In the USA the key national organisations are
Indiana University and the NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN), each of which caters for a subset of the US research and education community.
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RedCLARA - the Latin American research and education network
The RedCLARA non-profit organisation manages the pan-Latin American RedCLARA research and education network. It currently interconnects 13 national research and education networks (NRENs) in the region and interconnects with the GÉANT network via a 5Gbps transatlantic link between Sao Paulo (Brazil) and London (UK).
Latin American NRENs connected to RedCLARA
MAGIC - supporting global collaboration
RedCLARA leads the EC-funded MAGIC (Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global vIrtual Communities) project, in which GÉANT is a partner.
Find out more.
European funding for Latin America
Between 2003 and 2012 the RedCLARA network was partly funded by the European Commission through the ALICE (Latin America Interconnected with Europe) project and its successor, ALICE2. ALICE was managed by DANTE (now part of GÉANT). ALICE2 was the first regional project in which DANTE successfully handed the project management and financial responsibilities to a regional partner organisation.
In addition to the focus on connectivity, ALICE2 promoted the connection of more Latin American countries to the RedCLARA network as well as the creation and maintenance of research communities working on development-related themes (UN – Millennium Development Goals– MDG) put forward by the EC’s
To learn more and to view the RedCLARA topology map, visit the
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Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) and C@ribNET
CKLN is the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, an organisation founded in 2004 and based in the Caribbean island of Grenada. It aims to improve the relevance of tertiary education and training institutions in the Caribbean.
In 2007 the EC made €10m funding available to CKLN via the World Bank with the objective of creating C@ribNET, a regional research and education infrastructure that interconnects universities and colleges in Caribbean countries.
Today the C@ribNET network interconnects research and education institutions in Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago.
C@ribNET is connected to the GÉANT network via a 155Mbps link between Santo Domingo and Paris. The Caribbean is also connected to RedCLARA in Latin America at 45Mbps, and to the research and education community in North America at 300Mbps.
To learn more, visit the