We Want to Hear From You

PacIOOS is looking for input from you, our partners, stakeholders, and users, to inform our new 5-year proposal (2021-2026) and a 10-year Outlook. Your input is important and appreciated.  This is a great opportunity for you to weigh in and share your thoughts on coastal and ocean observing needs, priorities, and potential collaborations in the U.S. Pacific Islands region. While PacIOOS may not be able to address all suggestions, the information you provide will help shape PacIOOS’ future direction.  Your feedback will help us to help you in the long run.

Guided by the PacIOOS Strategic Framework, we are seeking input and ideas that either fall into PacIOOS’ current thematic areas (listed below), or new areas of coastal and ocean observing that are important to you and should be considered in PacIOOS’ future work.

How to Provide Input

There are multiple ways you can make your voice heard. You can fill out a simple survey, or you can send us an informal email with your ideas and thoughts to info@pacioos.org. If you would like to submit a concept paper, please send it to the same email address. Please provide your feedback by July 15, 2020.

While our primary focus is to learn from our partners, stakeholders, and users about needs and priorities, we also encourage researchers, resource agencies, and other entities to submit specific ideas and solutions that could help address a known need in the Pacific Islands region.

PacIOOS Thematic Areas

(a) Coastal Hazards

  • Inundation (flooding caused by the ocean)
    1. Short-term (e.g., wave run-up, tidal flooding, etc.)
    2. Long-term (e.g., sea level rise)

(b) Ecosystems and Living Marine Resources

  • Benthic habitats (e.g., coral reefs, seagrasses, etc.)
  • Nearshore species (e.g., inshore fisheries)
  • Offshore species (e.g., pelagic fisheries)

(c) Marine Operations

  • Harbor navigation
  • Ocean safety (e.g., search and rescue)
  • Ocean use (e.g., recreational, such as surfing and fishing; commercial activities such as shipping and fishing, etc.)

(d) Water Quality

  • Climate change (e.g., changing water temperatures, ocean acidification, etc.)
  • Nearshore water quality (e.g., runoff, dissolved oxygen, salinity, etc.)
  • Public safety (e.g., nutrient runoff, algal blooms etc.)