Founding Member of Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD)
GLORIAD was built on a fiber-optic ring of networks around the northern hemisphere of the earth, providing scientists, educators and students with advanced networking tools that improved communications and data exchange, enabling active, daily collaboration on common problems. With GLORIAD, the scientific community were able to move unprecedented volumes of valuable data effortlessly, stream video and communicate through quality audio- and video-conferencing.
Historically, GLORIAD existed due to the shared commitment of the US, Russia, China (represented by CNIC), Korea, Canada, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries (Denmark -- including Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), India, Egypt and Singapore to promote increased engagement and cooperation among the above countries through the concrete actions of scientists, educators and young people. The benefits of this advanced network were shared with the science and education communities throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.