The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN), a University of California San Diego partnership project led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, supports Internet-data applications in the research, education, and public safety realms.

HPWREN functions as a collaborative, Internet-connected cyberinfrastructure. The project supports a high-bandwidth wireless backbone and access data network in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties in areas that are typically not well-served by other technologies to reach the Internet. This includes backbone locations, typically sited on mountain tops, to connect often hard-to-reach areas in the remote Southern California back country.

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HPWREN adds Saddleback Community College as backup CENIC network path

6 August 2023

An additional backup path to CENIC for the HPWREN network has been completed in Orange County. We have signed a cooperative agreement with Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo to use its campus as another off-ramp to the CENIC network from our multi-regional wireless network.

HPWREN Time Lapse or

Live Stream Videos

Fires, weather conditions, flooding, and other public safety conditions are scenarios where real-time sensor data distributions can become important aspects for situational awareness. HPWREN can now provide live feeds from most of its cameras, in addition to the post-processed videos shown at:

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Water flow at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

These multi-day time lapse videos show the Tijuana River near its outflow into the Pacific Ocean at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. They span the time period of 00:00 on 27 August 2023 until morning of 1 September 2023 via approximately 7,700 images of 3072x2048 pixel each, and combined into a 30 frames-per-second video. There are two videos from different cameras, one being a more light sensitive monochrome, and the other shows color. The two cameras are side-by-side in the same enclosure, while highlighting somewhat different aspects. Rising and falling tides are easily visible.

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