Yearly Archives: 2019


Job Opportunity: PacIOOS Oceanographic Technician

Posted June 19, 2019

Seize the unique opportunity to join our small but dedicated and innovative team The PacIOOS Oceanographic Technician is an exciting, full-time, entry-level position, responsible to provide technical and logistical...

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New ocean acidification monitoring station in American Samoa

Posted May 21, 2019

NOAA, the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), and partners have launched a new buoy in Fagatele Bay within the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to measure carbon...

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Tanapag Wave Buoy Back in the Water

Posted May 15, 2019

On May 10th, PacIOOS redeployed its wave buoy outside of Tanapag, Saipan. The yellow buoy is located about 5 miles offshore and provides valuable wave and ocean information. Data...

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Citizen Scientists Training Session

Posted May 13, 2019

Please join us for two informational and interactive evenings to learn more about rising sea levels, King Tides, and wave run-up. Participants will also find out how to help...

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2019 Executive Committee Meeting

Posted April 26, 2019

Members of the PacIOOS Executive Committee came together on Oʻahu this month for their annual meeting. The Executive Committee consists of five members from the PacIOOS Governing Council, representing...

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New PacIOOS Operations Coordinator

Posted March 29, 2019

PacIOOS is excited to welcome Chip Young onboard our team as the PacIOOS Operations Coordinator. This newly established position will be responsible for coordinating and managing day-to-day PacIOOS operations,...

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Explore King Tides Photo Submissions

Posted March 26, 2019

With the support of dedicated citizen scientists, the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands King Tides Project has collected more than 2,600 photos throughout the past years. Led by the University...

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Evaluation of a Regional Ocean Observing System

Posted March 18, 2019

As part of the publication series OceanObs’19: An Ocean of Opportunity, the article An Innovative Approach to Design and Evaluate a Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System was recently published...

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Winter Storm in Hawai‘i

Posted February 26, 2019

A strong low pressure system with an exceptionally close approach to the Hawaiian Islands chain, caused record-breaking wave heights on February 10th. The PacIOOS wave buoy off Hanalei, Kauaʻi,...

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Remarkable Wave Buoy Recovery 800 Nautical Miles at Sea

Posted January 31, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard recovered a drifting PacIOOS wave buoy 800 nautical miles (NM) offshore from its original location off Tanapag, Saipan, in December 2018. The buoy broke free...

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Did you know?

PacIOOS is the first regional association that was certified as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Certification provides NOAA and its interagency partners a means to verify that a regional association’s organizational and operational practices, including data management, meet recognized and established standards set by NOAA.