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News archive 2017
12 December | 2017
AfricaConnect2 and EUMEDCONNECT3 take to the stage at HQ of League of Arab States
e-AGE 2017 took place on 3-4 December in the palatial setting of the Headquarters of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo.
05 December | 2017
TNC18 Early bird registration NOW open
‘Intelligent Networks, Cool Edges?’ is the theme of TNC18, the largest networking conference for research and education.
04 December | 2017
New Amsterdam office for GÉANT
On 8 December 2017 GÉANT will relocate its Amsterdam office from the city centre location at Singel to Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Bijlmer
28 November | 2017
CONNECT 27 now online!
The latest issue (#27) of CONNECT magazine is published today, ready not only for this week's DI4R 2017 conference and the co-located European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Stakeholder Forum, but also the e-AGE Conference to be held in Cairo next week.
27 November | 2017
Dorte Olesen retires from the GÉANT Board of Directors
GÉANT says Thank You for many years of dedication to the research and education community.
23 November | 2017
New Board Members for GÉANT
At today’s GÉANT General Assembly meeting in Prague, attendees voted for four open GÉANT Board positions, three of which arise as a result of terms of office expiring in December 2017, and the fourth as a result of Erik Huizer resigning from the Board following his interim appointment as GÉANT Chief Executive Officer.
16 November | 2017
New website gives EU-China NREN community initiative a face
GÉANT, in partnership with the Chinese NRENs CERNET and CSTNET, has developed a dedicated website to support collaborative efforts.
14 November | 2017
Successful GN4-2 Project Period 1 Review
The GN4-2 Project Review took place last week, 7-9 November in Brussels, hosted by project partner and Belgian NREN Belnet.
26 October | 2017
LIGO and Virgo – another success for global R&E collaboration
Last week’s exciting announcements from the LIGO and Virgo teams of the first observations of a “Kilonova” on the 17th August 2017 demonstrates the power and value of international collaborations.
17 October | 2017
GÉANT to exhibit at SuperComputing17
From 12-17 November the international supercomputing community will gather in Denver, Colorado for SC17 – the International Conference for High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis.
11 October | 2017
New look “In The Field” blog unveiled – bookmark this site!
Check out the revampled blog site with fascinating stories about how R&E networks advance knowledge and discovery.
05 October | 2017
Join us at TNC18: Shape the Future of Research and Education!
We are delighted to announce that the Call for Proposals for TNC18 is NOW OPEN. This year, the title of the leading conference for research and education in Europe is 'Intelligent networks, cool edges?'.
03 October | 2017
Jordan back on the global R&E map thanks to EUMEDCONNECT3
Last week the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) announced the upgrade of its dedicated link from Amman, Jordan, to its PoP in London, from 155 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
27 September | 2017
GÉANT and Microsoft partnership helps Research and Education communities achieve quicker breakthroughs with cloud technology
GÉANT today announced the latest achievement in a successful multi-year partnership with Microsoft to make powerful cloud computing environments more accessible to the research and education communities.
21 September | 2017
GÉANT congratulates Internet Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees
Following the Internet Society’s announcement about the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame inductees this week, GÉANT would like to offer its congratulations to all the inductees, and specifically to several people in the list who are part of our NREN community.
15 September | 2017
GARR Conference, Call for Papers now open
A Call for Papers is open for the 2017 GARR Conference: deadline for submissions on 20 September.
14 September | 2017
CONNECT 26 now online!
As we all prepare for a very busy quarter, why not take a breather and catch up with the latest developments from the GÉANT community?
12 September | 2017
DI4R 2017 – Announcement of Call for Abstracts
The Programme Committee (PC) of the second Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2017) invites everyone with an interest in Open Science to bring their voice to DI4R 2017.
06 September | 2017
GÉANT at Open Science Fair 2017
Supporting the transition to Open Science.
22 August | 2017
Workshop: E-infrastructure cooperation for open science
The workshop “National and European e-infrastructure cooperation for open science” will take place on September 8, in Athens, Greece, as part of the Open Science Fair.
01 August | 2017
DI4R 2017: Brussels, 30 November – 1 December
Europe's leading e-infrastructures invite all researchers, developers and service providers to participate in the second edition of Digital Infrastructures for Research conference, which will be held this year in Brussels, Belgium.
31 July | 2017
GÉANT (GN4-2) Project welcomes the Academic Network of Albania as project partner
GÉANT is pleased to formally welcome The Academic Network of Albania, Rrjeti Akademik Shiqiptar (RASH) as a project partner in the GÉANT (GN4-2) Project.
31 July | 2017
GÉANT thanks Mark Johnston for his extensive contribution, announces Interim Chief Operations Officer
Mark Johnston, Chief Operations Officer (COO) and formerly Chief Network Operations Officer left GÉANT on 28 July 2017. We would like to thank Mark for his extensive contribution to the GÉANT community, both as COO and as Activity Leader for Network Infrastructure and Services Engineering in the GÉANT (GN4-2) Project
27 July | 2017
Tomás de Miguel
GÉANT and Spanish NREN RedIRIS are saddened to announce the loss of RedIRIS Director Tomás de Miguel, who sadly passed away on 23 July in Madrid.
21 July | 2017
Howard Pfeffer replaces Dave Lambert as new Internet2 President and CEO
In May 2017, Internet2 announced Howard Pfeffer as their new President and CEO. With effect from June 2017, Howard took over from Dave Lambert who is taking a well-earned retirement from a long and highly successful career within the R&E community.
13 July | 2017
GÉANT bids farewell to Florencio Utreras and welcomes RedCLARA´s new Executive Director
The new Executive Director will assume the position previously held by Florencio Utreras, who served as Executive Director since the founding of CLARA in November 2004.
10 July | 2017
GÉANT’s new interactive map now online
GÉANT is very excited to announce the launch of its new interactive connectivity map, first shown to the GÉANT community at the recent TNC17 event.
05 July | 2017
European Open Science Cloud Summit
The EOSC summit organised by the European Commission was an important milestone towards further commitment to the implementation of a digital, rich, reliable and innovative environment for all researchers in Europe, across scientific disciplines.
04 July | 2017
GÉANT appoints Erik Huizer as Interim CEO
GÉANT is pleased to announce Erik Huizer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately, replacing Steve Cotter who has left GÉANT by mutual agreement with the GÉANT Association Board.
28 June | 2017
TNC17 through the eyes of our community
During TNC17 we approached some of our international partners, collaborators and sponsors and asked them all the same question: “What does TNC17 mean to you?”.
27 June | 2017
AARC builds teams and plans for the 2nd project
Plans for work in the second AARC project took shape during a meeting in Bad Herrenalb, 6-8 June. This Black Forest retreat provided a comfortable setting for participants to refine plans for the next 6 months, with a new focus on community engagement.
16 June | 2017
FIRST strengthens global ties by partnering with regional security organizations
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams signs Memorandums of Understanding with GÉANT and OIC-CERT to enhance collaboration.
13 June | 2017
GÉANT and EGI join forces to support science and innovation
As part of a long-term and ongoing policy to collaborate closely with all our e-infrastructure partners, GÉANT has signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EGI Foundation.
02 June | 2017
GÉANT publishes the 2016 Annual Report
We are delighted to announce the publication of GÉANT 2016 annual report. This report gives us the opportunity to share news of the past year's successes with colleagues, partners and members of the dynamic R&E community in which we operates.
01 June | 2017
As TNC17 closes, we ask was this the best TNC yet?
TNC17’s programme of sessions ended today, Thursday 1 June, with a closing plenary hosted by AARnet CTO David Wilde and GEANT CEO Steve Cotter
01 June | 2017
NII and GÉANT demonstrating up to 150Gbit/s data transfers at TNC17
As data volumes from experiments like High Energy Physics and Biomedical research accelerate, the demands for ultra-high capacity intercontinental connectivity increases.
01 June | 2017
Working together to manage security across e-Infrastructures:
Developing a framework to support Security for Collaborating Infrastructures
01 June | 2017
CANARIE Announces Launch of Canada’s First Global Exchange Point for Research and Education
New exchange in Montreal will strengthen the critical global communications network serving research and education
31 May | 2017
Sparkle provides GÉANT with cloud solutions to support pan-European research and education community
Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, has signed a Framework Agreement with GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education, to provide cloud services powered by Sparkle, TIM Nuvola Italiana and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the pan-European research and education community.
30 May | 2017
Students enlighten TNC17!
What better place than TNC to introduce future innovators to our community? This year GÉANT has launched a joint programme with research and education networks to bring students to TNC to deliver a lightning talk.
30 May | 2017
2017 Medal of Honour Awarded to John Boland at TNC17
The 2017 medal of honour of the Vietsch Foundation was awarded to John Boland, outgoing CEO of HEAnet, Ireland's National Education and Research Network.
30 May | 2017
Welcome to CONNECT 25: TNC17 Special Issue
The latest issue of CONNECT – the magazine from the GÉANT Community – is out now! Timed to coincide with TNC17 – Europe's largest research and education networking conference, this year held in Linz, Austria from 29 May to 2 June
30 May | 2017
Ars Electronica opening keynote kicks off TNC17!
A great opening keynote by Artistic and Managing Director of Ars Electronica, Gerfried Stocker, kicked off this year's TNC – an annual highlight for the GÉANT community. He speaks of how the technology side of science and innovation is well addressed, but social and cultural aspects need to accelerate.
30 May | 2017
GÉANT pays tribute to 2017 Community Award winners
Three GÉANT Community Awards were presented to winners during the opening plenary session of this year's networking conference, TNC17, in Linz, Austria
30 May | 2017
GÉANT launches new interactive map
GÉANT is rightly proud to reach over 100 countries worldwide via extensive global partnerships and GÉANT-managed networking projects, ensuring GÉANT and our NREN partners remain at the heart of global research and education networking.
25 May | 2017
Paul Drake joins GÉANT Executive team
GÉANT welcomes Paul Drake to the GÉANT Executive team as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Paul will be responsible for ensuring GÉANT recognises and responds to key business, Information Security and regulatory risks.
24 May | 2017
GÉANT welcomes Amazon Web Services as cloud provider for research and education
GÉANT Cloud Catalogue expands range of services for Europe’s diverse research and education community.
28 April | 2017
PeaR Community News is moving
PeaR Community News – the news service by and for the research and education networking community – is changing. As the old PeaR server enters a well-deserved retirement, PeaR will move to a new location with a new look and feel which we hope you will like.
26 April | 2017
New perfSONAR Updates Showcased at the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit
During the advanced technology demonstrations segment at the Internet2 Global Summit meeting in Washington, D.C, Internet2, ESnet, Indiana University, and GÉANT announced the release of a new version of the open-source tool perfSONAR
25 April | 2017
CAREN project brings Gigabit-speed connectivity to Central Asia
Researchers, academics and students in Central Asia and Europe are already starting to benefit from the recent deployment of a ring of 1 Gbps circuits for research and education (R&E) across the regions
19 April | 2017
North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture
Scientists around the world are increasingly collaborating to address global issues such as clean energy, medicine and protecting the environment. Their ability to share and analyse data is essential for advancing research, and as the size of datasets grows, the need for high-speed global network connectivity becomes ever more critical.
12 April | 2017
GÉANT at Internet2 Global Summit 2017
The Internet2 Global Summit is a leading forum whose aim is to support and drive the advancement of research and education, spur next-generation innovation and accelerate global discovery. The summit gathers Chief Information Officers and leaders from institutions around the world in an environment of open engagement, free exchange, partnership and collaboration. It will take place in Washington DC, 23–26 April 2017.
11 April | 2017
13 students start their TNC17 Lightning Talks training
The call to NRENS to nominate students for the Students Lightning Talks Challenge resulted in 13 students from 7 countries that are currently anxiously making themselves up for a 3-webinar course where they will be enlightened, inspired, trained and coached by experts from our field.
10 April | 2017
Enlighten Your Research in Eastern Partnership region yields record number of proposals
The 2017 Call for Participation for Eastern Partnership (EaP) research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research (EYR@EaP) proposals closed on Friday 7 April with a record number of entries.
05 April | 2017
GÉANT and FileSender support NLnet Commons Conservancy initiative
The Commons Conservancy was launched last October to provide a lightweight organisational structure for open projects and is already proving its worth. One of the first projects to move through the Commons Conservancy process is FileSender, which has enjoyed valuable support.
05 April | 2017
Accessing and contributing to global research: Helping to solve the problem of the last kilometre
Investment into the development of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) across Africa has revolutionised research and education’s access to services but often the last kilometre of access from the NREN network to the campus that proves to be a roadblock for delivery.
29 March | 2017
Help shape a proposed GÉANT legal task force!
A variety of legal issues that relate to European regulations have an impact on NREN organisations. Anyone with an interest in this area is invited to attend a BoF side meeting at this year's networking conference, TNC17
27 March | 2017
New GÉANT community working groups invite participation at upcoming meetings
The GÉANT Community Programme has expanded its portfolio with three new community working groups. The Task Force on Research Engagement Development, and special interest groups on Transnational Education and on Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks will be holding meetings at upcoming events and invite anyone who is interested to join them.
22 March | 2017
Welcome to IAM Online!
The ability to use a trusted online identity to share data and access resources has been of growing importance to research and education.
20 March | 2017
World Bank report published on the role and status of African NRENs
Over the past year the World Bank has worked to produce a comprehensive report on the status of National Research and Education Networks in Africa.
15 March | 2017
GÉANT CONNECT: Issue 24 Growing the Community
Our community is one of the biggest strengths of GÉANT and we are proud that this community continues to grow. Issue 24 reflects this growth, packed full of articles that we hope you find as interesting to read as we did to create!
13 March | 2017
Fruitful feedback for the future
The service portfolio management special interest group, SIG-MSP, takes service sharing to the next level.
13 March | 2017
Get in gear for GDPR!
The marketing communications special interest group SIG-Marcomms anticipates new EU regulations.
10 March | 2017
eduroam continues to grow in 2016
2016 was another year of growth and expansion for eduroam with a 23% increase in international authentications and a 26% increase in national authentications. 85 countries now take part in eduroam around the world with Tajikistan being the latest country to join the eduroam family.
08 March | 2017
South Africa joins eduGAIN
The eduGAIN Steering Group voted last week to admit the South African Identity Federation (SAFIRE) as the first fully participating member from Africa.
07 March | 2017
Rachele Gianfranchi joins GÉANT Executive team
GÉANT welcomes Rachele Gianfranchi, who joins the GÉANT Executive team as Chief External Relations Officer (CERO) responsible for setting the strategic direction for the organisation’s engagement with the European Commission (EC) and GÉANT’s non-NREN customers.
17 February | 2017
Architecture guidelines and recommendations open for comments
Technical architects within research and e-infrastructures and scientific communities are invited to give feedback on technical recommendations and guidelines documents produced in the Authentication and Authorisation in Research Collaborations (AARC) project.
14 February | 2017
EaPConnect business workshop cements community and knowledge sharing
Community spirit and an equal exchange of ideas were prominent features of a recent EaPConnect project workshop on business models for national research and education network (NREN) organisations.
10 February | 2017
All you ever wanted to know about Federated Identity Management (FedIdM) but were afraid to ask
Exploring the Value of Federated Identity Management in 10 Easy Lessons. The research and education networking community is focused on removing as many barriers to accessing information as possible, and has enjoyed huge success in helping connect students, researchers and academic staff from around the world.
09 February | 2017
Enlighten Your Research launches 2017 call for Eastern Partnership participation
The 2017 Call for Participation is open for Eastern Partnership research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research proposals. The deadline is midnight CET on Friday 7 April 2017.
09 February | 2017
Cathrin Stöver confirmed in new Exec team role
GÉANT is pleased to announce that Cathrin Stöver has been confirmed in her role as Chief Collaboration Officer and member of the GÉANT Executive team.
03 February | 2017
Klaas Wierenga joins GÉANT Executive team
GÉANT welcomes Klaas Wierenga, who has joined the GÉANT Executive team as Chief Community Support Officer (CCSO) responsible for the Trust & Identity activities, as well as the TFs and SIGs which drive our community activities.
03 February | 2017
Speak Up at TNC17 - Call for Ligthning Talks and Posters now open
If you have an idea, project or quick tip to share with the community, step on stage at TNC17 and let us learn from you during a 5-minute Lightning Talk. Alternatively advertise your work via a high-quality poster presentation.
31 January | 2017
1 month left to nominate your contender for the Community Awards
If there is somebody you think deserves recognition for their contributions to research and education networking, please submit a nomination by midnight CET on Thursday 2 March 2017. Click here to nominate your contender. The awards will be presented during the opening plenary session of TNC17, in Linz, Austria, on 30 May 2017.
31 January | 2017
TNC17 Early Bird Registration Ends Soon
You have until 28 February 2017 to save 200 euros on your registration to TNC17. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference. The theme of this year's conference ''The Art of Creative Networking'' brings renowned specialists from varied horizons who have a unique overview of the latest development in research networking. Register by end of February to make the most of your TNC17!
20 January | 2017
Equipment Tender to Build WACREN Network Now Open
Suppliers wishing to tender to provide IP routing equipment to develop the WACREN network are invited to register interest at the GÉANT procurement portal by 28 Feb. 2017 to be selected in the second round.
19 January | 2017
Eastern Mediterranean spurred on by EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade
The year has started well for the NREN and user community across the Eastern Mediterranean thanks to a three-year extension of the EU-funded EUMEDCONNECT3 project, which supports international R&E connectivity for the region.
18 January | 2017
Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms’ AEConnect subsea cable
Following the recently granted award to Indiana University (IU) in collaboration with GÉANT and the UbuntuNet Alliance to deliver the ‘’Networks for European, American and African Research’’ (NEAAR), a new 100gbps transatlantic cable supplied by AquaComms has been switched on to enable extensive data sharing between continents.
17 January | 2017
TNC16 proceedings available
Proceedings of last year’s networking conference, TNC16, are now available. Nine papers, presented in parallel sessions during the 32nd edition of TNC were selected for the publication, covering both research and practical approaches to some of the challenges faced by today's research and education networks.
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