Fascinating stories from In the Field

From climate science to disaster management, education, saving lives, food security and more, we created a blog to showcase fascinating stories about people and projects connected to research and education networks worldwide.

Fascinating stories from In the Field

Advanced ICT is the core of the global network of research and education networks, but these critical networks are made up of much more than fibre, routers and switches. Research and education networking infrastructure traverses the globe, enabling access to content, tools and resources, connecting people, delivering new experiences, fostering collaboration and cultivating interdisciplinary communities striving to make a difference.

The In The Field blog developed by AARNet and launched as a Global NREN PR Network initiative in October 2015, embodies that very spirit, bringing the R&E network community together in a global collaboration with users and beneficiaries to showcase and share inspiring stories and achievements.

Research and education networks making a difference

Stories on the blog cover six continents and illustrate how R&E networks are utilised to solve problems and make a difference to the everyday lives of people.

Read about people and projects involved in decoding the diversity of rice to improve yields for farmers in Asia, telemedicine changing the reality of health in Brazil, transitioning to digital exams in Norway and France, tracking Kyrgyzstan’s melting glaciers, supercomputing for archaeology in Denmark, and connecting students to scientists in the jungles of Panama and remote robot museum tours in Australia.

You can also learn about making the Internet a bit safer, what happens inside our heads when we listen to music, how astronomers look back in time, new technologies bringing cultural heritage to life and sensor networks helping to predict natural disasters, and much more...

This is a truly global collaboration with contributions open to all research and education networks in the world. Together we're building a resource of use case stories that demonstrate the impact of research and education networks worldwide.

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