EVL builds the components of the laboratories of the future - driven by the needs of discipline scientists with whom we collaborate. We work with our academic partners to integrate, deploy and support our technologies through user communities, workshops and experimental demonstrations.

The tools and systems are designed to facilitate and enable remote scientific collaboration in support of new discoveries. National and international scientific agencies and consortia fund much of this research effort.

Among EVL’s academic partners and collaborators are:

ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing)
ANDRILL is a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 150 scientists, students, and educators from Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Calit2, University of California, San Diego
Principal investigator and lead institution, together with EVL, of the OptIPuter project funded by National Science Foundation cooperative agreement OCI-0225642 to UCSD (2003-2007).

Joint Oceanographic Institutes (JOI)
JOI is a consortium of 31 premier oceanographic research institutions that serves the U.S. scientific community through management of large-scale, global research programs in the fields of marine geology, geophysics, and oceanography. JOI is based in Washington, D.C.

National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance)
The Alliance was a partnership of 50 institutions under the leadership of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (PACI) cooperative agreement ACI-9619019 to NCSA (1997-2005). As a major Alliance partner, EVL tailored and deployed its advanced visualization and networking technologies to other Alliance members.

Technology, Research, Education, and Commercialization Center (TRECC)
TRECC is a program of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, funded by the Office of Naval Research and administered by the National Center of Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). TRECC has installed a variety of EVL advanced visualization and collaboration display technologies.