The Science Departments and Universities of Armenia will receive access to the European Science Net GIANT through optic-fiber communication with 34 Mb capacities per second, Jacek Gajewski, the consultant of the NATO Informative Centre in Armenia on South Caucasus, said, the Mediamax reported. The Armenia's appeal including to take part in the NATO 'Virtual silk way' project has been adopted. The document will be signed by the European Union on 19 November. NATO consultant said that the program the 20% of which is financed by NATO member-countries is developed for two years. In compliance with the document scientists from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia will receive wide line internet and access to GIANT net. Gajewski said that optic-fiber cables in amount of € 10mln to be established for the aforesaid South Caucasus countries after expire of the term. The European Union will allocate funds to the process within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy. NATO consultant called for Armenian scientists to join efforts to make the program more efficient. Forty Armenian scientists and science organizations were granted € 100 or 150 for 4 years within the framework of the NATO Security through Science program. Yuri Shukuran, the vice president of the Armenian National Academy of Science, said that the Virtual Silk Way cause increase of admission capacity and speed internet for Science Departments and Universities. The scientific conference of the NATO Research and Science Nets of Armenia: achievements, problems and decisions' was held in Yerevan on 12 and 14 November.
Armenia to Receive Access to European Science Net in Spring 2008
14 November 2007 19:13 (UTC+04:00)