Miami, Florida, April 7, 2015 – Florida International University’s Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) is pleased to announce the five-year AmLight ExP (IRNC BACKBONE: Americas Lightpaths Express and Protect) NSF Award#ACI-1451018.

Scientific research and educational activities carried out between the U.S. and Latin American countries have been evolving, benefiting from the shared investments made by the U.S., Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Astronomy, High-Energy Physics, Comparative research in Biodiversity, Ecology and Genomics, Materials Science, Seismology, Future Internet Research, Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video and streaming research are some of the areas of collaborative science research activities, supported by research infrastructures and cyberinfrastructure distributed across the U.S. and Latin America, with diverse requirements for network services. “As data generated through scientific activities increases, so too does the demand for high-throughput production network services to transport data between the locations where they are collected or generated, and subsequently processed, analyzed and archived. These services must also support the advanced access and data mining uses of the scientific users distributed throughout the Western hemisphere and the world, together with the needs of the teachers and students using these datasets to open the minds of the next generations of researchers as well as citizen scientists,” said Dr. R. Chris Smith, Director and Head of Mission of AURA Observatory in Chile.

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