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Erik Huizer named interim CEO of GÉANT Association

Erik Huizer has been named interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GÉANT Association,  effective immediately, replacing Steve Cotter.

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Nominations for GÉANT Community Award 2017

GÉANT Association has opened for nominations for the 2017 GÉANT Community Awards.   

The award recognizes individuals who have made a special contribution to research and education networking.  The deadline for nominations is 2 March 2017.  The 2017 award will be presented during the opening plenary of TNC2017 in Linz, Austria, on 30 May 2017.

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Testbeds-as-a-service to help researchers design networks

Researchers who build networks or design advanced distributed applications now have the opportunity to test their designs in a real-world environment – without the risk of breaking services belonging to others in the process. The GÉANT Testbeds Service (GTS) is ready to welcome users.

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New GÉANT Board elected

The General Assembly of the GÉANT Association today elected a new Board of Directors. 

Elected as chair was Christian Grimm, DFN (for 3 years).

For the five board vacancies, elected were (in order of decreasing number of votes):

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Kent Engström wins GÉANT 2015 Community Award

NORDUnet congratulates Kent Engström (SUNET and Linköping University) with being awarded the 2015 GÉANT Community Award. Kent was honoured for his contributions to the Trusted Certificate Service (TCS – formerly known as TERENA Certificate Service), which helps to increase security in online transactions by facilitating the deployment of digital certificates. The award was presented during the closing plenary of the 2015 TNC conference.

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GÉANT CONNECT issue #19 published

GÉANT has published a new issue of the GÉANT CONNECT magazine.  Issue #19 has features on 

  • The GN4 project started on 1 May 2015
  • High-speed connectivity expanding across Africa
  • TNC15
  • GÉANT security initiatives and activities

You can read GÉANT CONNECT issue #19 here.

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NORDUnet hosting GÉANT JRA1 Technical Workshop

On 20-21 November Network Transport specialists from all over Europe come to Copenhagen to discuss trends in network transport technology and the impact on research and education networking. A technical workshop organized by the GÉANT "Future Networks" joint research activity (JRA1) sets the framework for these discussions. The GN3 project has been making great advances in researching transport technologies, and GÉANT and the European NRENs have deployed new transport technologies over the past 4 years.

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