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APAN and Internet2 Leaders Make Plans to Utilize Resources to Support Science and Education

Aug 28, 2013, by Iljun Kim
Tags: International Community, international partnerships, Network Partnerships, Partnerships, Research & Education Networks, Trust & Identity, U.S. Education and Research Identity Federation

Leaders from the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and Internet2 signed an agreement last week at the 36th APAN Meeting in Daejeon, Korea to leverage each other’s advanced network infrastructures in support of science and education. Internet2 Chief Technology Officer Steve Wolff and APAN chairman DY Kim signed a Memoranda of Understanding that will facilitate collaborative opportunities between the two organizations and their members.

APAN and Internet2 agreed to collaborate on International Research and Education Network infrastructure to serve the needs of researchers and educators, share network management tools, and coordinate operational activities.

They also agreed to work together on inter-federating national identity management systems to enable seamless research and education collaboration and to share cloud services with each other’s constituencies.

Furthermore, the leaders agreed to identify opportunities for shared or co-located meetings, workshops, or conferences, and to offer collaborative training courses, fellowships, and internship programs.