Advanced North Atlantic (ANA)

The Advanced North Atlantic (ANA) collaboration is a joint effort between research and education networks in North America (CANARIE, Energy Sciences Network, and Internet2) and Europe (GÉANT, NORDUnet, and SURFnet) to help facilitate and enable scientific collaboration. The six R&E networks are also joined by Indiana University’s NSF-funded Networks for European, American, African, and Arctic Research (NEA3R) Project.

The ANA collaboration is based on capacity sharing, reciprocal backup agreements, and joint operations of high-speed interconnects through Exchange Points. The collaboration includes a steering group as well as working groups on operations, technology, cost sharing, and legal.

Jointly, the seven-party effort has deployed links providing a total bandwidth of 2.4 terabits per second (Tbps).