March 10, 2006
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) utilizes HPWREN for long haul data communication links
The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) aims to synthesize observations into products that will provide a scientific basis for improving evaluation, management and guardianship of the ocean environment and its resources. Support for SCCOOS installations are provided by the California State Coastal Conservancy (www.cocmp.org), NOAA, and other federal, state, local, private, and regional entities in support of an integrated ocean observing system.
Present SCCOOS locations at Point Loma and Coronado Islands are utilizing the HPWREN network to UCSD in order to transmit surface current measurements. This link allows near-realtime measurement, analysis, and public display of regional surface current maps. Stable communication links are key for ensuring up-to-date data products.
In the near future SCCOOS and HPWREN expect to collaborate on an improved connection to the HPWREN backbone. Further plans include a new Long-Range CODAR location on San Clemente Island extending coverage over 70 miles. SCCOOS plans to extend high-resolution coverage throughout the coast of Southern California, lending new opportunities for HPWREN collaboration.
More information can be found at http://www.sccoos.org.
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