The official inauguration of the connectivity of the land section between Brazil, Argentina and Chile of the BELLA Program (Building the Europe Link to Latin America) is a milestone for the development of science, education, technology and innovation in our continent and its relationship with Europe.
The event will be held by videoconference, with the participation of authorities from the governments of Brazil and Chile, the European Union (EU, the body that co-financed the BELLA Program) and the academic networks involved. The activity will be broadcast online on the Live Transmission page of RedCLARA and national networks.
The section between Porto Alegre (BR), Buenos Aires (AR) and Santiago (CL) has 6,070 km of land telecommunication infrastructure, with capacities of up to 600 Gbps that will benefit more than 1,550 universities and research centers in Chile and Brazil, paving the way for the future connection of Argentine institutions. The new connectivity will also bring numerous benefits to the Copernicus Program in Chile and to astronomical research in Brazil.
10h00 Welcome: Leon De La Torre, EU Ambassador to Chile
10h05 Luis Eliécer Cadenas (LEC), Executive Director of RedCLARA
10h11 Myriam Ferran, Deputy Director General of DG International Partnerships (INTPA) (EU)
10h17 Paulo Alvim, Secretary of Innovation at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil
10h23 Aisén Etcheverry, National Director of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) (Chile)
10h29 Ana María Beatriz, Deputy Head, EU Delegation to Brazil
10h35 Nelson Simões, Executive Director of RNP (Brazil)
10h41 Paola Arellano, Executive Director of REUNA (Chile)
10h47 Luiz Nicolaci da Costa, General Director of the Interinstitutional Laboratory of e-Astronomy (LIneA)
11h03 Florencio Utreras, academic at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile, in charge of Copernicus in Chile
11h18 Closing and acknowledgements, Luis Eliécer Cadenas (LEC), Executive Director of RedCLARA
It should be noted that the participants of the inauguration in Chile will meet at the office of the European Union Delegation in the country.