Denis Walsh appointed Interim Executive Director of OARnet June 18, 2019

Telecommunications veteran to step in for Schopis, who will retire June 30

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 18, 2019) — Longtime OARnet staff member Denis Walsh will serve as interim executive director of the statewide network organization beginning July 1, 2019, taking the reins after the June 30 retirement of current Executive Director Paul Schopis.

Chancellor Randy Gardner of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) made the announcement of Walsh’s appointment today. The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) is a member organization of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), the technology and information division of ODHE, and its offices are located on the west campus of The Ohio State University. [Read the full press release on OARnet]

Announcing Robert Nordmark as AREON Executive Director June 05, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019: AREON is pleased to announce the appointment of its next Executive Director, Robert Nordmark. Robert has extensive experience with research and education networks like AREON, having been the director of network services and more recently the chief technology officer of OneNet since 2012. OneNet is AREON’s R&E network counterpart for the state of Oklahoma. Robert joins AREON in this position on June 17, 2019. His office will be at AREON’s offices in the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville. [View the full announcement on News at AREON.]

Indiana University awarded 10-year, $40M contract to manage NOAA’s N-Wave network May 03, 2019

GlobalNOC to continue as contractor for N-Wave, which transports weather forecasting, severe storm modeling, climate and ocean data

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University has signed a new 10-year, $40 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 — to the tune of up to 20 petabytes of data per month — in a variety of fields such as oceanography, chemistry, biology and meteorology. [Read the full news release on News at IU]