The GÉANT project is a collaboration between 40 partners: 37 European NRENs, DANTE, TERENA and NORDUnet (representing the five Nordic countries), and 30 Open Call project partners. In total, the project represents 43 NRENs from Europe and nations with FP7 third country agreements. Through the NREN partners, GÉANT delivers a range of services across the network for institutions, projects and researchers.
DANTE (www.dante.net) is the managing partner, project coordinator and operator of the GÉANT network. Established in 1993, DANTE has played a pivotal role in consecutive generations of the pan-European research network. The organisation also manages a number of other global initiatives in Africa, Asia, China, Europe and the southern Mediterranean area.
TERENA (www.terena.org) handles a number of the outreach activities, and supports the coordination of the research and development effort amongst project partners. TERENA offers NRENs a forum in which to foster the development of Internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community.
NRENs: (National Research and Education Networks). Europe’s NRENs are specialised Internet service providers dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within their own country. The list of NREN GÉANT project partners below contains links to their respective websites.