The Mission


The Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance (MARIA) is an alliance of institutions in Virginia established to promote the development of shared advanced network and other cyberinfrastructure resources to serve the Commonwealth and the Mid-Atlantic region.

MARIA was established to facilitate the development, and implementation, of emerging technologies critical for research competitiveness and economic development and to make available high-performance optical network services in support of the member’s research, education, healthcare and public service missions. MARIA is also a part of a national community of research optical networks, and provides connectivity to the national and international research and education networks.