Pan-Pacific Educational and Cultural Experiments by Satellite or PEACESAT is a regional network that is managed in part by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The University of Hawaii has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to support the network and programs. Additionally, the PEACESAT and the NTIA have agreements with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to use the GOES satellite and for providing Tracking, Telemetry, and Control Support.
PEACESAT provides satellite telecommunications that helps in serving the educational, medical, economic development, and cultural needs of many Pacific island nations and territories. Some of its services include:
Distance education programming between rural students and colleges, universities, and Departments of Education.
Exchange of economic development information among the Forum Fisheries member agencies.
Support of regional development activities of the South Pacific Commission.
Medical and environmental training and emergency communications support.