One important way IU supports research on campus and around the world is through its leadership in research and education networking. For more than 20 years IU has been home to the Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) that supports some of the most advanced research and education networks anywhere.
GlobalNOC’s most recent accomplishment is a new 10-year, $47 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support its science and operations network, N-Wave. This high-speed network connects thousands of scientists and engineers to the data and resources they need to advance environmental science.
In addition to NOAA, GlobalNOC has developed a strong partnership with Internet2 over the past two decades assisting with the development of its networking community. With support from GlobalNOC, Internet2 enables its community of leaders in research, academia, industry, and government to collaborate quickly and efficiently across the country.
IU Networks is a leader in the I-Light consortium, collaborating with Indiana colleges and universities, state government, and private sector broadband providers. The I-Light team provides members with responsive, expert support and can offer on-demand connections between research groups when needed.
Over its 20-year history, IU’s International Networks program has received nearly $50 million in grant funding to manage and operate high-speed networks in Asia (TransPAC) and Europe (NEAAR). In addition, IU assists researchers around the world in sharing data to solve global problems with support from EPOC: Engagement and Performance Operations Center and their network partners.