AARNet is Australia’s national research and education (R&E) network and one of more than 120 interconnected R&E networks in the world. R&E networking infrastructure traverses the globe, enabling access to content 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, 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.
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.
This blog is a truly global collaboration and welcomes contributions from all research and education networks in the world.
To find out more about how to contribute, view the Submission Guidelines.
Read the stories at inthefieldstories.net
Sep 15, 2017
Launched nearly 20 years ago, and in orbit around Saturn since 2004, Cassini is now on its final approach into the planet for a fiery sign-off. The not-so-little guy will succumb to Saturn's atmosphere at 8:31pm AEST on Friday 15 September, with the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex receiving...
Jun 15, 2017
We are pleased to announce the publication of the AARNet 2016 Annual Report. This report provides information about who we are and what we do and reviews our operations and activities for the year. Inside the report can learn about what was achieved in line with our strategic goals: Delivering Australia's Research and Education...
Sep 24, 2015
At a ceremony in New York earlier this week, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, took receipt of a proposal calling for the establishment of a Technology Bank for the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - "Feasibility Study for a United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries”. The vital...