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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Web camera view of a turkey vulture resting on an antenna on top of Otay mountain on July 2, 2018.

Wolf Pups Born at California Wolf Center

July 3, 2018

Two news releases were provided by the California Wolf Center (CWC) in June 2018 about the birth of two North American gray wolf pups and seven pups of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolves.

CWC is connected to the Internet via HPWREN since January 2004. Applications include the use of web camera feeds to observe wolf behavior and checking on the health of wolves without disturbing these very shy animals. The Wolf Center also participated in HPWREN's Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (LIVE) activities.

HPWREN Live Stream - July 6, 2018 Building and West Fires

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:

This was a life stream video taken on July 6, 2018 showing the Building and West Fires occurring in south San Diego County as seen via a PTZ camera on Lyons Peak.

HPWREN Web Cameras

Recently installed 360 degree view web cameras on top of Santiago Peak located north of San Diego county.

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