Dear Sirs and Madams,
Recent weeks have brought us a significant change in the face of the world we have known so far; no one expected that many aspects of our daily lives will have to be moved to the virtual domain so quickly.
The new challenges we have faced in these difficult times are part of our mission to research and develop technology and applications for digital science, industry and society. A recognizable sign of PSNC is that many of our work results are implemented in the form of services and products available as part of our network and computing infrastructure. For years, we have been trying to increase the potential of digital applications and their availability for science, education, industry and society.
Polish IT infrastructure for advanced scientific research is ready to serve new social challenges. During global quarantine we can enable contact, provide tools for remote, joint and secure work, provide the widest possible possibilities to ensure the continuity of research, education, administration or business operations, and finally to support access for cultural or even spiritual needs.
Today, when almost all PSNC employees work remotely, the best solutions that have so far served us to cooperate in research projects are adapted for large-scale use by university, school or office employees. We have already started the first training in form of webinars on how to use the PIONIER Research Classroom services in remotely supporting school principals, teachers and students. Our NABÓR system allows you to conduct fully electronic recruitment to kindergartens. Digital libraries based on the dLibra system and digital museums operating in the dMuseion system continuously make their resources available for research, implementation of educational scenarios or development of their own activities focused on local history. FutureLabs (living laboratoies) and the Coworking Space are moving into a social virtual space of volunteer involvement to cooperate in taking on new technological challenges.
We want to share our experience and remain focused on our mission of creating helpful and effective applications of modern technologies. We will dynamically inform about all our activities through our information channels.
We are convinced that it is important to expand the community around PSNC and thus increase the effectiveness of activities in virtual space.
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center together with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences is starting a cooperation with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) as a national node in the field of data on SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
PSNC IoT department joined the action "3D visors for Poznan hospitals", organized by a firefighter from Poznan, (Jezyce district) Bartosz Urbanski. So far, thanks to a joint action of many companies, institutions and volunteers - 767 visors have been delivered to Poznań hospitals.
The covid-monitor.org website was launched in cooperation with PSNC, together with the team of prof. Przemysław Guzik from the Poznan Univeristy of Medical Sciences and a group of programming specialists from CodeLab from the team of dr Sebastian Żurek. The main purpose of the service is to help you assess your own health during the SARS-CoV-2 virus outbreak (coronavirus).
One of the dangers brought by the coronavirus (SARS- Cov-2) is the potential overload of our healthcare system. To help avoid that, medVC.eu offers the video-room service for all hospitals. PSNC and the Polish Federation of Hospitals are partners of the project.
Current world events influence the shape and way of thinking about education as never before. We are forced to abandon traditional forms of teaching in schools, but the dynamic development of new technologies including digital media can be very helpful. One of PSNC's proposals within the framework of digital education is the PIONIER Research & Classroom project, which offers specialized educational services in the form of a coherent platform - an educational hub.
eduMEET is an interactive videoconferencing platform based on the WebRTC service, supporting remote communication and teaching processes. During the global coronavirus epidemic, an international team, coordinated by PSNC's New Media Department, is working within the GÉANT community on the COVID-19 beta version.
Chinese Shenzhen has been a partner city of the capital of Wielkopolska since 1993. Last Thursday (March 26, 2020), a videoconference between the Shenzhen hospital and specialists from the Jozef Strus hospital in Poznan was organized. The connection from Poland was technically supported by PSNC.
Together with the Board of Education in Poznań, we invite you to a webinar on 25 March 2020 at 12:15 p.m. on the implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of National Education of 20 March 2020. This legal act of 20 March 2020 concerns special solutions in the period of temporary limitation of the functioning of the units of the educational system in connection with preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19.
At Friday's press conference, the Director of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Marek Figlerowicz informed that due to the continuing epidemiological threat and the need to extend the diagnosis of coronavirus infections, the Institute decided to support the Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Poznań with its resources. The Poznań scientists are working on their test for the virus.
This is the second event in the last few days co-organised by PSNC, which aims to support the society in the face of the coronavirus threat. Today, we invite you to partcipate in a live broadcast of "The Rosary with Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki" from the private chapel of the Bishops' Residence in Ostrów Tumski.
In order to counteract the epidemiological threat caused by the coronavirus, one of the theater performance was presented to a wider audience. It was possible thanks to the cooperation of the Teatr Nowy in Poznań with PSNC, which made a direct broadcast of the show "Stan podgorączkowy” on the Internet.
On February 26 and 27, 2020, in Geneva, a meeting of the OpenQKD project partners related to Quantum Key Distribution technology was held. Piotr Rydlichowski from PSNC's Network and Service Infrastructure Department took part in the event.
During last year's European Robotics Week, PSNC presented robot applications in its own projects and products related to education, medicine, agriculture, new media and digital libraries. Alicja Laskowska from the Future Internet Services Department summarized the event.
What tools can students, teachers and parents use in their home education? Questions about remote learning in Radio Emaus were answered by the Technical Director of PSNC (CTO) Dr Krzysztof Kurowski.
Bartosz Walter, Ph.D. from PSNC Department of Scientific Data Platform Services performed as an expert on youtube popular science channel "Projekt Alpha", run by the journalist Radek Brzozka. The program touched on the role of the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and the Eagle supercomputer in the Polish scientific community. The possibilities of quantum computers were also discussed.
PSNC together with the Posnania City Publishing House invites you to participate in an unusual project. Nowadays, the "living" social innovation laboratories are located in the Art Nouveau tenement house at 20 Zwierzyniecka Street in Poznań. This place is called PSNC FutureLab. What was it like many years ago? Social action is supposed to help uncover these secrets.
One of the most popular TV stations - Euronews prepared material about the Insension - Personalized ICT platform for people with PIMD project. The report is available on the station's website and on YouTube.
One of the most popular European news stations "Euronews" is preparing material about the INSENSION project. Photos for the reportage were, among others, in the PSNC telemedicine laboratory.