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Ocean Water

Our Mission

Connecting East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North America. To create a production quality high-speed trans-oceanic network services delivery system that is more flexible and resilient, to support the development of collaboration and sharing of scientific instruments and data within research and education in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North America.

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Who We Are

An Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust (APIDT) Infrastructure Pty Ltd project and was established in 2020. ARENA-PAC inherited the Asia Pacific networking projects formerly run by the WIDE Project, and the WIDE project now operates ARENA-PAC. The WIDE Project was established in 1987 in Japan and has been connected to the global Internet since 1989 through PACCOM Project in University of Hawaii. WIDE operated the M-Root DNS Server starting in 1997, which is now jointly operated with JPRS and APNIC. WIDE has played a steward role of the Tokyo side of IEEAF Pacific circuit in 2004-2009, and has hosted T-LEX as a GOLE of GLIF. With NAO-J, WIDE is currently hosting the PW-WIDE switch for 100Gbps TransPAC/PacificWave circuit in Tokyo, collaborating with Pacific-Wave, TransPAC, and APAN-JP.

The Hong Kong Academic and Research NETwork (HARNET) is the wide area network which links up the campus networks of the eight tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and connects them to the global Internet. HARNET is operated and managed by the JUCC to promote the development, deployment, operation and technology transfer of advanced network infrastructure for innovation, research and educational excellence in Hong Kong.

Provides advanced research infrastructure to contribute for the advancement of national scientific, technical and industrial development based on the national supercomputer and national research network (KREONET/KREONet2). The mission of KREONET is developing, building and operating world-class national research network infrastructure and application platform by applying state-of-art network technology and providing advanced network service and collaboration environment to R&D community and researcher of higher education, national research lab or institute, Korea research and development agency, governments, library, university hospital, research lab of industry etc.

Operates the Science Information Network (SINET), an information and communication network that connects universities and research institutions throughout Japan via nationwide connection points. It is designed to promote research and education as well as the circulation of scientific information among universities, research institutions, and similar entities. SINET is also connected to research networks, such as Internet2 in the U.S.A., GÉANT in Europe, and Asian research and education networks, to facilitate dissemination of research information and collaborations over networks.

Singapore's national research and education network. It is the sole provider of local and international networks dedicated for serving the Research and Education community in Singapore. SingAREN’s members consist of the Institutions of Higher Learning, Research Organizations, Government and network industry players. SingAREN facilitates high-speed transfers of large datasets across international boundaries for scientific research, and enables advanced network technology demonstrations through its resilient international links and high-speed fiber network. SingAREN Open Exchange (SOE) interconnects Singapore’s research and education community to the Research and Education Networks (RENs) in other countries, including Asia, Australia, Europe and the US. SingAREN offers value-added services to Singapore’s Research and Education community, including eduroam, Singapore Access Federation (SGAF) and Database Mirroring Services.

Part of the International Networks at Indiana University (IN@IU) project portfolio, is a US National Science Foundation-funded collaboration that supports high-speed networks and their use for collaborative data sharing in science and research. In addition to supporting trans-oceanic high speed circuits, IN@IU supports direct work with end users to improve their data transfers, international networking testbeds, and the use of advance network technologies.

Australia's not-for-profit national research and education network, interconnecting Australian universities, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and other organizations with a research or education mission. AARNet also connects the Australian research and education sector to the world across the global network of national research and education networks.

A non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded in 1996 by leading higher education institutions in the United States. Internet2 provides a secure high-speed network, cloud solutions, research support, and services tailored for research and education. Internet2 members include higher education, research institutions, regional and state education networks, government entities, leading corporations and cultural organizations. More than 2,000 organizations strong, our community includes collaborators from the U.S. and around the globe.

Japan’s sole National Research and Development Agency specializing in the field of information and communications technology. NICT is charged with promoting the information and communications technology's (ICT) sector as well as research and development in ICT, which drives economic growth and creates an affluent, safe, and secure society.

A distributed international network peering facility for the Pacific Rim and beyond with peering points for network connections in Seattle, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles. Supporting 29 networks representing over 47 countries, Pacific Wave is a joint project between the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. Pacific Wave supports advanced services including connectivity with the Pacific Research Platform (PRP), AutoGOLE dynamic circuit provisioning, experimental inter-domain SDX collaborations, and access to 100Gbps Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs) to accelerate large data transfers over long-haul high-capacity international links.

New Zealand’s Crown-owned National Research and Education Network. REANNZ operates and supports a specialist high-performance digital network that is engineered to meet the unique demands of scientists, researchers, innovators and educators. With access to large data transfer capabilities and network tools that encourage multi-institutional collaboration, New Zealand has access to the world’s unique science facilities and global collaboration opportunities.

Hawaii’s system of public higher education, founded in 1907, consisting of ten campuses and dozens of research facilities and community-based learning centers located across the Hawaiian Islands. Together with our regional and international partners, UH supports high-capacity research and education networks that interconnect with most of the major network operators throughout the Pacific region.


Experienced Leadership

ARENA-PAC - Professor Jun Murai, Co-Director of ARENA-PAC Project

AARNet - Steve Maddocks, Director International

HARNET - Raymond Cheng, Chairman

Internet2 - Howard Pfeffer, President and CEO    

KISTI - Dr. Buseung Cho, Director of KREONET Center

NICT - Dr. Hisashi Ibaraki, Vice President, Member of Board of Directors

NII - Shigeo Urushidani, Deputy Director General

Pacific Wave - Louis Fox, President & CEO, CENIC

SingAREN - Assoc. Professor Francis Lee Bu Sung, President

REANNZ - Neil Fenemor, CEO

IN@IU - Dr. Jennifer M. Schopf, Director of International Networks

UH - Garret T. Yoshimi, VP for Information Technology & CIO

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