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Fiber-Optic Cables Provide New Tool as Early Earthquake Sensors

Fiber-optic cables, like those in CENIC’s CalREN network and used for internet services everywhere, might eventually serve dual purposes — used not only to transmit data, but also to provide earthquake measurements, and maybe even safety alerts.

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The Big Pixel Initiative: Using Satellite Data to Map Urbanization, Schools, and Refugee Camps

Researchers at UC San Diego used satellite images from multiple sources to map and understand city growth patterns in India, with the help of computers trained to distinguish types of growth.

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CENIC Joins Conversation to Plan for Our Digital Future

More than 50% of the world’s population is now connected online. CENIC joined internet pioneers and visionaries to mark the historic event and discuss digital inclusion, community resiliency, and the future of work. CENIC’s goals align with these themes as our staff work to extend and improve CalREN. Hear the highlights and get involved.

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The Unfinished Internet: Vint Cerf on Expansion, Education, and Preservation

At CENIC's 2018 conference, Internet co-founder Vint Cerf advocated for broader Internet access, greater digital literacy, and improved digital preservation. Read the blog and watch his keynote now.

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Cybersecurity: New Directions for Research and Education Networks

A panel of national experts in online security was convened during CENIC’s 2017 annual conference focused on sorting through the various models of securing what was widely recognized as “insecurable” by those in attendance.

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Strengthening Education, Cultural Preservation, and Healthcare in the Pacific Islands using Research

The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands were perhaps the world’s first “space explorers,” who set off on large canoes to seek out and discover the islands of the great Pacific Ocean more than 7,000 years ago. David Lassner presented a strategic direction for computer networking from the perspective of the Pacific Islands.

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The Power of Human Networks to Fuel Global Research and Education

The pursuit of knowledge is a global activity fueled by human curiosity and enabled by high-capacity broadband R&E networks.

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CENIC Presents Innovations in Networking Awards

Each year CENIC presents the Innovations in Networking Awards to highlight the exemplary innovations that leverage ultra-high bandwidth networking, particularly where those innovations have the potential to transform the ways in which instruction and research are conducted or where they further the deployment of broadband in underserved areas.

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Pacific Wave and CENIC

Pacific Wave continues to be one of CENIC’s major international initiatives, operated in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. Undertaken as a part of an effort to improve service to CENIC members, Pacific Wave makes possible improved high-performance connectivity between CalREN and 29 Asia Pacific countries.

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