First fibre optic research network launched
Newfoundland and Labradorís first fibre optic research network was officially launched at Memorial late last winter. The Atlantic Consortium of Research Networks (ACORN-NL) is collaboration among Memorial University and its research institutes, the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACE-Net), the College of the North Atlantic, the Institute of Ocean Technology-NRC. It also involves the Department of Fisheries and Ocean, the Eastern School Board and the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation.
ACORN-NL will better enable member institutions to achieve their goals in research and education and will put Newfoundland and Labrador on an equal footing with other provinces that already have high-speed research grids.