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New European mechanism for cloud adoption

The Nordic NRENs are participating in a scheme offering cloud services for Earth Observation to research projects, as way to promote the use of such resources in European research. The new scheme with has so far enabled 15 research projects across Europe to access cloud resources. Further calls are coming.

Fifteen European innovative research projects will benefit from commercial cloud solutions through a new EU mechanism established through coordinated efforts by the NREN community.

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Save the Date - NORDUnet Conference 2022

Mark your calendars 13 - 15 September 2022

At the 31st NORDUnet conference the Nordic R&E community will reunite, and will team up with European and overseas peers to share achievements, innovations and learnings from an unprecedented global challenge and beyond. 

See you in Reykjavik, Iceland, 13 – 15 September 2022.

 

 

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New member of the NORDUnet Board of Directors

NORDUnet welcomes Gitte Julin Kudsk, DeiC, as new member of the NORDUnet governing body.

The NORDUnet General Assembly has voted in favour of Gitte Julin Kudsk, CEO of Danish NREN DeiC, to become the new Danish member of the NORDUnet Board of Directors.  Gitte takes over the baton from Steen Pedersen who stepped down as CEO of DeiC earlier this year. 

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NORDUnet wins prestigious Design Award

The Power of Nordic Unity - 40 years of NORDUnet” the digital publication that was released in connection with the celebration of NORDUnet’s 40th anniversary in 2020 has won the prestigious Design Award “Muse creative awards” in the Platinum Category.

A grand jury panel of 44 individuals from 23 different countries gave the following commentary to the publication

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Digital Springtime in Sweden

The traditional open spring seminars of SUNET, the Swedish NREN, are held this year in a new format. 

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Introducing the GREN

NORDUnet and the Nordic NRENs are proud members of a global family of research and education networks, each serving their own country or region. Together, the world’s R&E Networks form the Global Research & Education Network (the GREN), enabling the global collaboration of modern research, or in other words “So that Luiz’ research team in Mexico City can connect to Greta’s team in Oslo using data housed in Melbourne.

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Tender for Speech2text

NORDUnet is tendering for a Speech2Text Solution

The Nordic R&E community is committed to produce and publish teaching and other material with subtitles, and generically ensure compliance with the EU Web Accessibility Directive and thereby WCAG version 2.1 AA, as well as the European Accessibility Act (EAA), when it enters into force, and any related national legislation within the Nordic countries.

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Making Europe fit for the Digital Age

At a lively high-level online seminar, organized by NORDUnet and Nordic NRENs, four keynote speakers emphasized the importance of a European Digital Connectivity Strategy making Europe fit for the digital age. As a flagship example of such Strategy, the upcoming Arctic Connect Submarine Cable system and the impact on science and society were highlighted.
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Setting Sails for the next generation of European research networking

EuroHPC, European Open Science Cloud, ever increasing cross-border and global research collaboration, and a transition to digial and data driven research and education accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis all pose formidable challenges for European research communities. European researchers are making strong progress in AI, green technologies, health and medicine, and much more. The European Commision has lauched a new framework programme for research - Horizon Europe - to give these efforts momentum. The European NREN's are a key enabler for these developments.

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R&E Networks Pick their Project Planning Team

At the March 2021 general assembly of GÉANT Association, the European R&E network collaboration, new members were elected for a key body. The GÉANT Programme Planning Committee (GPPC) will prepare project proposals for European R&E Networking and related areas under the Horizon Europe seven-year framework programme for research funding, starting with a Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) setting out the objectives and key actions for pan-European research networking in the coming seven years.

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