NEA3R: expansion, enhancement of R&E trans-Atlantic networking
An extended collaboration among network organizations will yield two new high-speed U.S.-Europe circuits to enhance infrastructure for researchers in the United States and their counterparts in Europe, Africa, and the Arctic. Scientific fields supported by this effort, which include astronomy, high-energy physics and weather satellite applications, will benefit through faster time to discovery and improved access to a broader set of resources and data. The broader outcome: economic gain and global competitiveness for the regions impacted.
International Networks at IU will jointly lead a five-year, $4.75 million initiative supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Networks for European, American, African, and Arctic Research (NEA3R). NEA3R will continue IU's strong collaboration with the Advanced North Atlantic consortium, which consists of Internet2, CANARIE, GÉANT, NORDUnet, SURF and ESnet, along with African partner, the UbuntuNet Alliance. Dr. Jennifer Schopf, Director of International Networks at IU, is Principal Investigator on the award. Co-Principal Investigators include Edward Moynihan, IU; Tom Fryer, GÉANT; René Buch, NORDUnet; and Matthews Mtumbuka, UbuntuNet Alliance.