February 15, 2007

This Week's NSF Exhibit at AAAS 2007 Conference Features
HPWREN Live Interactive Virtual Explorations of Remote Science Sites

Researchers from the University of California at San Diego will lead several LIVE (Live Interactive Virtual Explorations) of remote science sites throughout southern California at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) exhibit displayed at this week's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2007 Conference in San Francisco.

Research Scientist Hans-Werner Braun of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Research Geophysicist Frank Vernon of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will lead the LIVE showcase of cyberinfrastructure. Utilizing the NSF-funded High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN), Braun, Vernon, and several additional scientists will demonstrate the following LIVE:

Real-time Data Acquisition & Monitoring at 4600-acre Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve
San Diego State University Scientist Spring Strahm will show how real-time water quality sensors are used to monitor the Santa Margarita River - southern California's only unobstructed waterway.
Friday, February 16 at 1pm;
Saturday, February 17 at 2pm;
Sunday, February 18 at 2pm

Research and Distance Learning at the Palomar Observatory
Scott Kardel will host a live interactive exploration of the research now underway at the California Institute of Technology's Palomar Observatory.
Friday, February 16 at 2pm;
Saturday, February 17 at 10am;
Sunday, February 18 at 10:30 am;
Monday, February 19 at 10am

NEES and Remote Earthquake Engineering Field Equipment:
The NSF George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program scientists will broadcast data and video in real-time from a field site operated by NEES@UCSB. Additionally, they will demonstrate active testing being conducted by NEES@UCSB and NEES@UCLA - highlighting remotely controlled equipment at the sites.
Friday, February 16 at 3pm

The Gray Wolf, Engineers' of Biodiversity: California Wolf Center
NSF exhibit visitors will observe wolf behavior at the California Wolf Center in real-time-while communicating directly with an on-site staff member to discuss observations.
Saturday, February 17 at 11am;
Sunday, February 18 at 1pm

Real-Time Seismic Observations: NSF Earthscope USArray, ANZA
University of California-San Diego Research Geophysicist Frank Vernon will demonstrate and explain the use of real-time seismic telemetry to monitor local and regional seismicity in southernmost California.
Friday, February 16 at 4pm

Federation of Sensor Networks: ROADNet
Researchers will show multiple sensor networks (e.g., coastal ocean observing, microclimatology and seismology) to exhibit visitors and explain the NSF-funded Real-Time Observatories, Applications and Data Management Network (ROADNet) research project's efforts to connect these into a single data collection and processing environment.
Saturday, February 17 at 12pm

Real-time Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS)
Exhibit visitors will take a real-time trip to the coastal southern California Bight to learn more about SCOOS' work on important issues such as climate change, ecosystem preservation and management, coastal water quality, maritime operations, costal hazards, and national security.
Sunday, February 18 at 12pm

Kimberly Mann Bruch

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