Congratulations to Frank Vernon, Director of IGPP's Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center, who has been awarded CENIC's (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology) "Innovation in Networking Award for Experimental Applications." The application was the implementation of real-time, data-driven simulation, prediction and visualization of wildfires. He has deployed high-speed wiresless networks that allow data collection from hundreds of stations, and developing fire cameras and multi-hazard (e.g. earthquakes) tracking systems that support rapid, we’ll-informed responses. The work was presented as ‘Unprecedented.'