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Registration Open for the EOSC Symposium 2020

This year's EOSC Symposium will be online, and takes place 19-22 October 2020. 

The EOSC Symposium is your chance to get updated on the evolution and direction of the European Open Science Cloud, two years into the program, and to discuss next steps with peers from all of Europe. The Symposium will feature updates on the creation of the EOSC Association and how to join, discussion of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of EOSC and its role in the upcoming Horizon Europe framework programme. 

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Save the Date

This year’s NORDUnet conference in Iceland was supposed to have been the launch pad for celebrating 40 years of Nordic collaboration and NORDUnet.

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EOSC-Nordic publish report on Barriers to Cross-border Data Sharing

The vision of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is that European researchers can share and reuse research data across Europe, boosting reseach productivity and impact. As part of its contribution to the understanding and eventual realisation of this vision, the EOSC-Nordic project has studied legal barries to data sharing. In a report co-authored by NORDUnet, the project examines a number of use-cases and studies the impact of the legal framework for desired and actual data sharing. 

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Direct South Africa - South America connectivity

TENET (the NREN of South Africa) and RedCLARA (the regional network of South America, interconnecting the NRENs of the countries in South Amercia) have recently enabled direct R&E connectivity across the South Atlantic. The link utilises NREN connectivity secured on the SACS (South Atlantic Cable System) and WACS (West African Cable System) submarine cables. The link offers high-capacity internet connections between the continents for researchers and students. 

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Smooth connectivity for Nordic academics

Smooth connectivity for Nordic academics

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Interview with NORDUnet CEO René Buch

The GÉANT Association CONNECT magazine has interviewed NORDUnet CEO René Buch. HIghlights of the interview includes discussion of NORDUnet's role as a regional Research and Education Network and its role in supporting the highly collaborative Nordic NREN community, the role of NORDUnet in the global research & education community, and the strategy and plans for the next five years. The articles also touches on NREN responses to major EC initiatives such as EOSC and EuroHPC, and the crucial role of the NRENs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour  - Erik Kikkenborg

Nordics receive honour and community awards

Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour

NORDUnet Media Services Manager Erik Kikkenborg has been awarded the prestigious Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour 2020 together with Bartek Idzikowski of PSNC. They have received the medal for their huge commitment to the R&E community through their dedicated efforts to safeguard broadcast and recording of talks from the TNC conferences over the years.

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NORDUnet Zoom Service and GDPR compliance

NORDUnet Zoom Service and GDPR compliance

In line with the past weeks’ huge increase in demand for and use of video conferencing and teaching via Zoom we have seen a parallel increase in the number of questions regarding privacy issues connected with the Zoom service, such as storage of personal data, access to personal data, and security matters in general.

 

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NORDUnet Media Status

Following all the latest restrictions for personal encounters as part of the anti Corona virus measures we have seen an unprecedented increase in the use of the NORDUnet Zoom service. We are doing everything we can together wih Zoom to safeguard a stable service at all times. With the very extreme loads we have seen over the past days queuing has been inevitable at times. Work-arounds have been implemented and we continue to make everything we can to meet all demands for Zoom access.

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Supporting the global challenges of the novel coronavirus

In response to the current situation of the Corona virus R&E networks are moving to procure additional capacity on existing international links and server farms ahead of demand to ensure universities continue to have the bandwidth and services they need to meet the growing demand for video conferencing, remote learning and personal communications.

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