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 from Los Pinos of an air tanker battling the Recycle Fire near Campo, in southeastern San Diego county on June 6, 2018

HPWREN Camera Image Download Overview

May 1, 2018

Images and videos seen on the various HPWREN camera sites, such as, are available to the public for download from our archives. Our only requirement for their usage is to provide attribution to HPWREN ( if images are published. See Acknowledgements and Disclaimer for details.

HPWREN servers capture, process, publish and archive images and videos around the clock (images are captured once per minute, which are converted into videos every three hours). This data is collected from more than a hundred camera image sources around San Diego, Imperial, and Orange County and and we continue to add new cameras. Our archives are spread across multiple servers and we provide multiple tools for their access.

HPWREN Time Lapse Video - March 24, 2018 Between the clouds east of Lyons Peak

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 is a time-lapse animation of more than 3,000 images taken at Lyons Peak in San Diego County, pointing east, on Saturday morning, 24 March 2018. The images are a few seconds apart, typically four seconds or so.

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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