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At this week’s TICAL2021 Conference the BELLA Programme celebrated the first transfer of data between the GÉANT and RedCLARA networks across the 6,000km EllaLink submarine cable that runs between Lisbon, Portugal and Fortaleza, Brazil, bringing to life a 10-year dream held by governments and partner organisations from the research and education networking communities across Europe and Latin America.

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With the participation of Thomas Skordas, Director of the Directorate of "Digital Excellence and Scientific Infrastructure" of DG CONNECT of the European Commission, Thomas Skordas, the Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations of Brazil, Sergio Freitas, and the Executive Director of RedCLARA, the connectivity of the BELLA Programme was inaugurated during the opening ceremony of the eleventh version of the TICAL Conference, and of the 5th version of the Latin American e-Science Meeting that will be developed jointly and online until September 2 of 2021.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BELLA receives funding from the European Union through the Horizon 2020 program under grant agreement number 731505 - DG CNECT (BELLA-S1); DG INTPA, under number LA / 2016 / 376-534 (BELLA-T), and DG DEFIS.

Contact

For more information about BELLA please contact:

Europe: info@geant.org

Latin America: redclara_comunica@redclara.net

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