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In presentation we will show recent findings on the environmental impact of the operations of national research and education networks (NRENs). The total climate impact of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is comparable to the airline sector, both being responsible for about 2% of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But unlike the airline sector, the ICT sector has the possibility to curb the GHG emissions of other sectors by its proper use, by some studies estimated to 15% of the present total anthropogenic impact. The first part of our presentation will show the direct action of NREN operation, while the second part will focus on the enabling effects of using networks and particularly NREN networks.

Speakers

Authors

  • Vassiliki Giannikopoulou, Greek Research and Technology NetworkAv. Mesogion 56, 11527, Athens, Greece. E-mail: vasilg@grnet.gr
  • Albert Hankel, SURFnet, P.O. Box 19035, 3501 DA, Utrecht, the Netherlands. E-mail: albert.hankel@surfnet.nl
  • Tamas Maray, NIIF/Hungarnet, Victor Hugo u. 18-22, H-1132, Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: maray@niif.hu
  • Andrew McArrel, HEAnet, 5 George's Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland. E-mail: andrew.mackarel@heanet.ie
  • Jørgen Moth, UNI-C, DTU Bldg. 304, DK-2800 Lyngby. E-mail: jorgen.moth@uni-c.dk
  • Mike Norris, HEAnet, 5 George's Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland. E-mail: mike.norris@heanet.ie
  • Robert Pekal, PSNC, Noskowskiego 10, 61-704 Poznan, Poland. E-mail: robertpe@man.poznan.pl
  • Constantinos Vassilakis, Greek Research and Technology NetworkAv. Mesogion 56, 11527, Athens, Greece. E-mail: cvassilakis@grnet.gr
  • Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Greek Research and Technology NetworkAv. Mesogion 56, 11527, Athens, Greece. E-mail: tzafeir@grnet.gr

Part of session

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