AeRO expands to NZ

The Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) continues to build its membership base, and is delighted to welcome our latest associate member, the University of Auckland’s Centre for eResearch. This is made additionally special by being AeRO’s first member from New Zealand, and AeRO’s first institutional eResearch group member.

Prof. Mark Gahegan, Director of the Centre for eResearch, University of Auckland, said “Through our membership of AeRO we are really looking forward to gaining and sharing a deeper understanding of the Australasian eResearch ecosystem, exploring ways in which we can collaborate and coordinate more effectively across the Tasman, and taking advantage of AeRO offerings to develop our workforce and our services”.

The Centre was established in 2009, to provide researchers with high-performance and cloud-computing, visualisation, data analysis and publishing services, and hosts the Auckland site of the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI).

The AeRO CEO, Dr Markus Buchhorn, said “The University of Auckland’s Centre for eResearch recognises the benefit of joining with other eResearch organisations across Australasia as part of AeRO, to network with their peers, to help develop a more internationally coordinated and integrated portfolio of services for their researchers, and to collaborate with the sector to strengthen their capabilities and grow their capacity”.

AeRO looks forward to a long and collaborative relationship with the University of Auckland’s Centre for eResearch, and are pleased to have them on board on our exciting journey to support eResearch organisation throughout the Australasian region.


Prof. Mark Gahegan, Director,