PEACESAT is a regional network that is managed in part by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Within the University of Hawaii at Manoa, PEACESAT is organized as a program of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Group of the Social Science Research Institute within the College of Social Sciences.
The University of Hawaii has a Cooperative Agreement with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the network and programs. PEACESAT and the NTIA also 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.
of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)
of Social Sciences
Science Research Institute (SSRI)
Education And Communication Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT)
Telehealth Access Network (STAN)
agreements (Partial Listing)
Samoa Distance Education, Learning, and Telehealth
Health Systems Corporation (HHSC)
Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
Weather Service (NWS)
Telecommunications and Informatin Administration (NTIA)
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA)
Headquarters - Central network and program support of the
network is located
at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, U.S.A. Administratively,
PEACESAT Headquarters administers a grant from the NTIA and
solicits U.S. and international funding in collaboration with
PEACESAT Sites and Partners. Operationally, PEACESAT Headquarters
manages the satellite air time scheduling, facilitates program
applications for services and for new station requests, coordinates
satellite tracking, telemetry and control with Kokee Geophysical
Observatory in Kauai, Hawaii, and coordinates system maintenance
with Sites and vendors.
Sites - PEACESAT stations are primarily housed in educational
institutions and government agencies. PEACESAT Sites support
their own personnel, facilities, program and utility costs.
There are varying levels of resource commitments by Sites which
result in various levels of local operational support. In some
cases, PEACESAT Sites have exceptional management and program
support. At these locations PEACESAT services are reliably
available. In contrast, a few Sites are not supported with
adequate personnel or facility resources, limiting the level
of access to PEACESAT services and program support.
of Understanding - PEACESAT has a Memoranda of Understanding
with each PEACESAT Site. The MOU require Sites to maintain
and support their systems and provide services to the communities
they serve. The MOU also addresses PEACESAT requirements such
as adhering to strictly non-profit use of the satellite services,
for instance charging for satellite transmission time is prohibited.
PEACESAT Sites are also required to participate in a weekly
management teleconference at which time general network announcements,
program developments and maintenance schedules and issues are