APAN (the Asia Pacific Advanced Network) is the backbone network that connects the research and education (R&E) networks of its member countries/economies to each other and to other research networks around the world.
APAN is also the name of the organisation that represents those member countries/economies in Asia and Oceania, which include India, China, Afghanistan, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, among others.
APAN coordinates activities related to network technology, services and applications among its members and with global R&E networks, and it also promotes and facilitates network-enabled R&E activities such as research collaboration, knowledge discovery and natural disaster mitigation.
Every six months there is an APAN meeting hosted by one of the members, and in August 2018 APAN 46 will be taking place in Auckland, New Zealand.
To read more about the history of APAN as an organisation, click here.