[The Com­mons Con­ser­van­cy] is hap­py to work with sev­er­al out­stand­ing ­part­ner­s, that com­ple­ment its ac­tiv­i­ties.

(in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der)


GÉANT is a mem­ber­ship or­gan­i­sa­tion act­ing with and for its mem­bers to ­fur­ther re­search and ed­u­ca­tion net­work­ing in Eu­rope and glob­al­ly. GÉANT serves the re­search and ed­u­ca­tion net­work­ing com­mu­ni­ty in­ Eu­rope, help­ing them to de­liv­er in­no­va­tive net­work­s, tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices for re­search and ed­u­ca­tion. To­geth­er with a range of ­com­mu­ni­ty col­lab­o­ra­tion ac­tiv­i­ties GÉANT man­ages the GÉANT pro­jec­t which op­er­ates the pan-Eu­ro­pean da­ta net­work for the re­search and e­d­u­ca­tion com­mu­ni­ty. It in­ter­con­nects na­tion­al re­search and ed­u­ca­tion net­works (N­REN­s) across Eu­rope, en­abling col­lab­o­ra­tion on pro­ject­s rang­ing from bi­o­log­i­cal sci­ence to earth ob­ser­va­tion and arts & ­cul­ture. The GÉANT project com­bines a high­-band­width, high­-­ca­pac­i­ty 50,000 km net­work with a grow­ing range of ser­vices.[1] These al­low re­searchers to col­lab­o­rate, work­ing to­geth­er wher­ev­er they are lo­cat­ed. Ser­vices in­clude iden­ti­ty and trust, mul­ti­-­do­main mon­i­tor­ing perf­SONAR MD­M, dy­nam­ic cir­cuits and roam­ing via the eduroam[2] ser­vice.

Through in­ter­con­nec­tions with its 38 Na­tion­al Re­search and Ed­u­ca­tion Net­work (N­REN) part­ner­s, the GÉANT net­work is the largest and most ad­vanced R&E net­work in the world, con­nect­ing over 50 mil­lion users at 10,000 in­sti­tu­tions across Eu­rope and sup­port­ing all sci­en­tific dis­ci­plines. The back­bone net­work op­er­ates at speeds of up to 500Gbp­s and reach­es over 100 na­tion­al net­works world­wide.

NLnet Foundation

The his­to­ry of NL­net goes back to 1982 when a group of Eu­ro­peans led ­by for­mer NL­net di­rec­tor and mem­ber of the In­ter­net Hall of Fame Teus Ha­gen an­nounced the Eu­ro­pean Unix Net­work (E­Unet) which be­came the ­first pub­lic wide area net­work in Eu­rope and the place where in­ter­net was in­tro­duced to Eu­rope. NL­net al­so pi­o­neered the worlds first ­di­al-in and IS­DN in­fra­struc­ture with full coun­try cov­er­age. In 1997 all com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties were sold to UUnet (now Ver­i­zon) and since that time NL­net has fo­cussed on sup­port­ing the open in­ter­net, and the pri­va­cy and se­cu­ri­ty of in­ter­net user­s. NL­net’s core busi­ness is to ­sup­port in­de­pen­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple that con­trib­ute to an open in­for­ma­tion so­ci­ety.

Sticht­ing NL­net is a recog­nised phi­lantrop­ic non-prof­it foun­da­tion ac­cord­ing to the Nether­lands Tax Au­thor­i­ty (Be­last­ing­di­en­st).

Your organisation?

[The Com­mons Con­ser­van­cy] is open to new col­lab­o­ra­tions. Please con­tact us if you think your or­gan­i­sa­tion has some­thing to of­fer to our Pro­grammes.