Events

2016 Events

Sundays Lecture Series at Hanauma Bay

August 7, August 14, August 21, 2016 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Hanauma Bay Education Center, Honolulu
PacIOOS staff will share different components of the PacIOOS program as part of the “Sundays at the Bay” outreach seminar series, hosted by the Hanauma Bay Education Program of the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant. On August 7 after a quick overview of the PacIOOS program, attendees will learn about shark tracking technologies from Danny Coffey. On August 14, Gordon Walker will focus on PacIOOS’ nearshore water quality monitoring efforts. On August 21, participants will find out more about sea level rise, wave inundation, and associated modeling tools. Join us to learn more about PacIOOS diverse program—we hope to see you at the Bay!

World Ocean’s Month Lunch Time Lecture Series

June 1, June 15, June 29 2016 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
PacIOOS will present three topics during this free lunch time lecture series. On June 1, Fiona Langenberger will present on PacIOOS’ Ocean Observation efforts in the Pacific Islands region. On June 15, Gordon Walker will share how PacIOOS is monitoring nearshore water quality in Hawaiʻi. On June 29, Mark Royer and Danny Coffey will explore the latest cutting-edge technology that is being used to track sharks in Hawaiʻi. Stop by and get some new insights into our ocean and coastal observation efforts—the presentations are open to the public!

North Shore Ocean Fest

June 4 2016 | 11:00am to 4:00pm | Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore of Oʻahu
The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition will host its 5th annual fundraiser event, the 2016 North Shore Ocean Fest. There will be booths to increase marine awareness and education for school children and their families. PacIOOS will join the fun with a booth featuring water quality activities! Programs include poster-art, poetry, ocean speakers, films, keiki activities and much more! Admission is free, so come play and learn!

9th Annual Mauka to Makai

April 23 2016 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
Come and join the 9th Annual Mauka to Makai event on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Waikīkī Aquarium. Mauka to Makai’s purpose is to educate the community about the effects of storm water runoff to our coastal oceans and remind everyone about the need to keep our waterways clean, from the mountains to the sea. PacIOOS will host a fun booth to learn about water quality and more. Admission is free so come, learn and have fun!

2015 Events

SOEST Open House

October 23-24 2015 | 8:30am to 2pm | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu
Ever wondered how wave height is measured? Come learn about how our network of wave buoys across the Pacific Ocean provides real-time wave observations 24/7. Visit the PacIOOS/JIMAR “Surf’s Up” exhibit outside of HIG 109. Check out what a real wave buoy looks like and get your hands wet in our interactive wave tank.

PacIOOS Governing Council Meeting

October 7-8 2015 | Pier 38 NOAA Conference Room, Honolulu
Purpose of the meeting is to bring the PacIOOS Governing Council and PacIOOS management and communications staff together to: 1) discuss updates and budgets; 2) strategize specific aspects of the future direction of PacIOOS; and 3) foster continued partnerships and collaboration to advance ocean observing in the Pacific Islands.

Marine Educator’s Night

October 2 2015 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
Explore the Waikīkī Aquarium’s exhibits while discovering education resources, teaching ideas and meeting new colleagues. NOAA’s Ocean Explorer website, research and curricula will be highlighted. This year we will be focusing on RV Okeanos Explorer’s research and travels through Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Educator activities, supply kits and door prizes will be giv-en to all teachers who attend. Representatives from State and Federal organizations will have tables set up with additional ocean related instructional materials. Healthy refreshments and desserts will be provided. FREE!.

Family Night

August 28 2015 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
Ahoy ocean scientists! Come aboard the Research Vehicle (RV) Imi loa and become an ocean explorer. Learn from geologists, volcanologists, and deep sea biologists about extreme ocean environments. Learn maritime skills from navigators and about Hawaiian cultural heritage from archaeologists. Board our research vessel to study plankton, learn maritime knot tying and deploy scientific equipment. PacIOOS will share great facts about sharks and tiger shark tracks at its educational booth. This is family fun for all ages – bring a picnic and enjoy the warm summer night.

North Shore Ocean Fest

June 6 2015 | 11:00am to 4:00pm | Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore of Oʻahu
The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition will host its 4th annual fundraiser event, the 2015 North Shore Ocean Fest. There will be booths to increase marine awareness and education for school children and their families. PacIOOS will join the fun with a booth all about Sharks and Shark Tagging! Programs include Poster-Art, Poetry, Ocean Speakers, Films, Keiki Activities and much more! Admission is free, so come play and learn!

9th Annual Kewalo Basin Park Clean Up

June 6 2015 | 8:30am to 12:00pm | Kewalo Basin, Honolulu
Participate in the 9th Annual Kewalo Basin Park Clean Up hosted by the Friends of Kewalos. Meet at the restroom area and bring tools for the clean up. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Join this fun group and help preserve Kewalo Basin! PacIOOS will host a booth to share information about water quality. Swing by to get your hands wet in our fun interactive activities.

8th Annual Mauka to Makai

April 18 2015 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
Come and join the 8th Annual Mauka to Makai event on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Waikīkī Aquarium. Mauka to Makai’s purpose is to educate the community about the effects of storm water runoff to our coastal oceans and remind everyone about the need to keep our waterways clean, from the mountains to the sea. Admission is free so come, learn and have fun!

2014 Events

15th Annual Holiday Tech Fair

December 29 2014 | 5:00pm to 7:30pm | Japanese Cultural Center Manoa Grand Ballroom
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is hosting the annual Holiday Tech Fair on Dec 29th at the Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center. PacIOOS will showcase the types of technical and scientific careers that are possible within programs like PacIOOS. Come and see what opportunities Hawaiʻi’s innovation companies have to offer!

Shark Tech: Tracking Hidden Hunters of the Deep

November 20 2014 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm | Mamiya Theatre, Honolulu
The Waikīkī Aquarium will be celebrating its 110th anniversary by continuing its Distinguished Lecture Series. Join the Waikīkī Aquarium and Dr. Carl Meyer, of the University of Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology. Dr. Meyer will be talking about the use of technology to track the natural behaviors of sharks in his investigation to demystify the habitats of sharks. Admission is free. For more information, call (808) 923-9741.

PacIOOS Governing Council Meeting

October 6-7 2014 | Coconut Island and Outrigger Reef
Purpose of the meeting is to review recent accomplishments and challenges of the PacIOOS enterprise and engage Council Members on the setting of priorities for future development.

Turtle Bay Biathlon

August 23 2014 | 8:30am to 4:00pm | Turtle Bay Resort
The Surf’n Sea will be sponsoring the very first Turtle Bay Biathlon on the North Shore of Oʻahu. PacIOOS will join other vendors to help meet the goals of the event. Proceeds from the event will go to the Hawaiʻi’s Lifeguard and Water Safety Fund, which aims to increase ocean awareness, coastline sustainability, and environmental education.

8th Annual Kewalo Basin Park Clean Up

June 7 2014 | 8:30am to 12:00pm | Kewalo Basin, Honolulu
Friends of Kewalos invites you to a “Celebration of Kewalos” at the 8th Annual Kewalo Basin Park Clean up and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Come with your “smiling clean up faces” to a wonderful day to “give back” to our beloved park for all that it does to enhance our lives. The clean up will be followed by a chilli lunch and shave ice, and educational booths will provide insights and materials all morning. PacIOOS will host a booth on water quality, including information on where to see the data we collect.

2014 North Shore Ocean Fest

June 7 2014 | 11:00am to 4:00pm | Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore of Oʻahu
The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition will host its 3rd annual fundraiser event, the 2014 North Shore Ocean Fest. There will be booths to increase marine awareness and education for school children and their families. PacIOOS will join the fun with a booth all about Sharks and Shark Tagging! Programs include Poster-Art, Poetry, Ocean Speakers, Films, Keiki Activities and much more! Admission is free, so come play and learn!

Hawaiʻi Technology Fun Fair

April 26 2014 | 11:00am to 3:00pm | Kahala Mall, Honolulu
The Hawaiʻi High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is planning a Technology Fun Fair at Kahala Mall. This event will help promote the awareness of the growing industry in Hawaiʻi through science, innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. PacIOOS will join with DOE schools, colleges and companies in STEM fields to showcase STEM projects. Admission is free.

Waikīkī Aquarium’s Earth Day Celebration

April 19 2014 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
The Waikīkī Aquarium’s annual earth day celebration. Hosted by the Department of Health-Clean Water Branch and City and County of Honolulu Environmental Services. This event highlights the impact we make on water sources from Mauka to Makai. PacIOOS will join over 25 other organizations to provide educational activities for both children and adults on how to preserve and protect this diverse environment. Free admission all day to the Waikīkī Aquarium.

Hawaiʻi Science Teachers Association 50th Anniversary

April 11 2014 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
The Hawaiʻi Science Teachers Association (HaSTA) will host its 50th anniversary celebration at the Waikīkī Aquarium. PacIOOS will exhibit information about our Outreach/Education resources and their benefits in the classroom.

PacIOOS Governing Council Executive Committee Meeting

March 31 2014 – April 1 2014 | Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Waikīkī
The Executive Committee of the PacIOOS Governing Council will meet to discuss the PacIOOS budget, evaluation findings, and other business matters.

Waikīkī Aquarium 110th Anniversary Celebration

March 19 2014 | 9:00am to 1:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
PacIOOS is excited to help the Waikīkī Aquarium celebrate its 110th Anniversary with a booth all about sharks – tagging them, shark jaws, and a shark beanbag toss game/quiz. Come join us for the fun!

2013 Events

SOEST Open House

October 25-26 2013 | 8:30am to 2:00pm | University of Hawaiʻi – Mānoa
What is “water quality”? Through hands-on activities demonstrating salinity, temperature, turbidity, and depth, experience up close and learn how scientists collect data to better understand our oceans. Location: Tent C outside on lawn in front of POST (check out the map at the SOEST open house site for more details. View the flyer.

PacIOOS Partner Reception

August 6 2013 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm | Outrigger Guam Resort
PacIOOS members, partners, and staff gather for a networking and engagement reception.

PacIOOS Governing Council Meeting

August 6-7, 2013 | Outrigger Guam Resort
Purpose of the meeting is to review the recent development of the PacIOOS enterprise and engage Council members on the setting of priorities for future development, through a detailed exploration and review of the PacIOOS Strategic Operational Plan. Council members will also meet with PacIOOS staff and researchers to learn more about our ongoing operations and capabilities.

PacIOOS Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference

July 16-18 2013 | Hawaiʻi Convention Center
The 21st Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference (HCC) is sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance (HCA) and the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation (HCAF). The HCC is the largest gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawaiian ecosystems, and attracts hundreds of natural and cultural resource managers, scientists, ecosystem restoration specialists, and emerging professionals interested in moving conservation forward in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

“PacIOOS Voyager: Improving Decision-Making for Coral Reef Managers in the Pacific”

June 24, 2013 | Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon, Guam
Presentation by Laura Biggs, University of Guam Sea Grant Program, at the Guam Coral Reef Symposium (on behalf of PacIOOS).

Maui Ocean Awareness Training Presentation

19-20 June 2013 | Kihei and Lahaina, Maui
Local environmental, research and educational organizations on Maui are joining forces with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to offer a free Ocean Awareness Training four-class series to commercial marine tour operators and the community. This free training will provide participants with up-to-date knowledge to educate visitors about Hawaiʻi’s unique marine environment, and through field days throughout the month, will provide further opportunities for hands-on, site-based learning and volunteering. Melissa Iwamoto, PacIOOS Outreach and Program Coordinator, will give a presentation titled, “Know Before You Go: How to Access Real-Time Ocean Information on the PacIOOS Voyager.”

World Oceans Day

8 June 2013 | 9:00am to 12:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
Come celebrate and learn about the ocean with PacIOOS at the the Waikīkī Aquarium on World Oceans Day! We will have hands-on activities for keiki on water quality, a booth about how and why we tag sharks, and much more!

World Oceans Day

15 May 2013 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
What can sharks tell us about the ocean? What does the water quality sensor in front of the Aquarium measure, and how can you access the data? So what if the salinity in the coastal waters in front of the Aquarium is lower than normal? Can we forecast ocean currents? How is this all connected? Learn the answers to these questions and more during our Lunchtime Enrichment Presentation. Melissa Iwamoto, Outreach and Program Coordinator for the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) will tell us about this program’s exciting efforts to positively affect how we live, work, and play in our ocean home.

Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition

4 May 2013 | 11:00am to 1:00pm | University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex
PacIOOS will host a booth at the O‘ahu MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Competition and cheer on these young engineers and entrepreneurs.

Molokaʻi Earth Day Celebration

19 April 2013 | 5:00pm to 9:00pm | Mitchell Pauole Center, Molokaʻi
The 2013 Molokaʻi Earth Day Celebration is sponsored annually by The County of Maui, The Nature Conservancy and The East Molokaʻi Watershed Partnership. The Nature Conservancy’s Molokaʻi Program coordinates the event through its community planning committee. PacIOOS will have a booth highlighting our efforts.

Mauka to Makai event

13 April 2013 | 9:00am to 2:00pm | Waikīkī Aquarium, Honolulu
The City and County of Honolulu and State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health will celebrate Earth Day at Waikīkī Aquarium. This family-friendly event will have hands on educational displays and showcase more than 20 city, state, and federal agencies that are aimed to preserve and protect Hawaiʻi’s environment. There will be an emphasis on the Island’s unique water resources from mauka to makai. The event is free. The PacIOOS Mauka to Makai Booth will help families explore what physical oceanographers mean by “water quality”. Through hands-on activities demonstrating salinity, chlorophyll, temperature, turbidity, and depth, keiki will experience these important properties up close. Then families will learn how scientists collect this data to better understand our oceans.

PacIOOS Live Demonstration of the Voyager

14 March 2013 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Annual Meeting, Hawaiʻi Convention Center
Learn about the new ocean data layers and various functionalities of the PacIOOS Voyager – a powerful, interactive mapping tool for the Pacific Islands.

Webinar on Coastal Hazards Data, Tools, and Forecasts

13 February 2013 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Webinar
Learn about some of the exciting and extremely useful coastal hazard data, tools, and forecasts PacIOOS offers. University of Hawaiʻi experts will explain how to access and read data from our PacIOOS wave buoys and data plots, wave forecasts, high sea level forecasts, and wave run up forecasts. Webinar participants will also have the opportunity to be the first to provide feedback on new ways to get data and forecast updates from PacIOOS.

Oceanography Seminar: Ocean Observing Systems: From Science to Application

31 January 2013 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System provides the science of the Pacific Ocean to the public, managers and policy-makers for a safer, cleaner, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region. By providing timely, reliable and accurate ocean information, PacIOOS supports decision makers in the fields of coastal hazards, maritime operations, ecosystem health, and water quality. Come hear a few success stories and learn how the science we support at UH is being applied in the real-world and how our efforts feed into local, regional, national and even global ocean observing systems.

Seminar at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

30 January 2013 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm | Coconut Island, Pauley Classroom
Melissa Iwamoto will present Oceans of Data: Generating and Serving Ocean Data and Information at the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS).

2012 Events

American Geophysical Union’s 45th Annual Fall Meeting

3-7 December 2012 | San Francisco, CA
John Maurer, Jim Potemra, PhD, and Richard (Abe) Coughlin are authors of a poster presentation at the upcoming American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 45th Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Jim will be presenting the poster, titled “Data Services for IOOS Regional Association for the Pacific, PacIOOS” on Thursday, December 6, 2012, during a session on data services.

Ocean Acidification at the Academia Sinica

2-6 November 2012 | Taipei, Taiwan
Eric DeCarlo, PhD, was invited by George T.F. Wong at the Academia Sinica to present two talks and provide advice to a group of Chinese and SE Asian scientists developing an integrated ocean acidification program in the S. China Sea. The two talks were titled: 1) Geochemical and Physical Drivers of the Variability of the CO2-Carbonic Acid System in Hawaiʻi. 2) Land-Ocean Interactions in Hawaiʻi and the Response of Nearshore Waters.

Webinar Introducing PacIOOS Voyager

29 October, 2012 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Webinar
Learn about the different ocean data layers and various functionalities of the PacIOOS Voyager- a powerful, interactive mapping tool for the Pacific Islands.

PacIOOS Partner Reception

16 October, 2012 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Honolulu
PacIOOS members, partners, and staff gather for a networking and engagement reception.

PacIOOS Governing Council Meeting

16-17 October 2012 | Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Honolulu
Purpose of the meeting is to review the recent development of the PacIOOS enterprise and engage Council members on the setting of priorities for future development, through a detailed exploration and review of the PacIOOS Strategic Operational Plan. Council members will also meet with PacIOOS staff and researchers to learn more about our ongoing operations and capabilities.

Hawaiʻi Seafood and Fishing Festival

7 October 2012 | 9:00am to 4:00pm | Fishing Village at Pier 38, Honolulu
PacIOOS will host a booth at the Hawaiʻi Seafood and Fishing Festival to showcase the PacIOOS Voyager and the many layers it contains that can help improve safety for fishermen and boaters. Please stop on by!

PacIOOS Presentations at the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World

23-27 September 2012 | Monterey, CA
Pat Drupp is the presenting author of the talk entitled: “The High Variability CO2 World of Hawaiian Coral Reefs” (Patrick S. Drupp, Eric Heinen De Carlo, Robert Thompson, Fred T. Mackenzie, Frank Sansone, Andreas Andersson, Sylvia Musielewicz, Stacy Maenner-Jones, Christopher L. Sabine, and Richard A. Feely). Pat and Eric are also coauthors on another presentation by Andreas Andersson (SIO) entitled: “UNRAVELING THE EFFECT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ON CORAL REEFS” (Andersson, Andreas, Nicholas Bates, Samantha de Putron, Andrew Collins, Dwight Gledhill, Christopher Sabine, Todd Martz, Patrick Drupp, Eric De Carlo, Fred Mackenzie, Coulson Lantz, Sam Kahng, and Chris Winn).

Ocean Seminar Series: Accessing data and information from the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

6 September 2012 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is a regional association of the US IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) program. Begun a few years ago, the PacIOOS system now routinely maintains a wide suite of ocean-observing instruments and numerical models. The goal of IOOS, and thus PacIOOS, is to provide ocean information to general users. PacIOOS does this both through web pages and data-derived products and by distributing data via standard services. The talk will provide an overview of both aspects and describe what data are available and how to access it.

PacIOOS Presentation at the NOAA Coral Reef Ocean Acidification Monitoring Portfolio (CROAMP)

27-30 August 2012 | NOVA Southeaster University
Dr. Eric DeCarlo Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be present “Ocean Acidification Research at the Hawaiʻi CRIMP and PacIOOS Buoys”. This workshop was designed to review existing status of ocean acidification (OA) research on coral reefs, and develop a strategy for NOAA/OA program monitoring at key coral reef sites.

PacIOOS GIS Workshop: Open Source Applications in Web Mapping

8 March 2012 | University of Hawaiʻi
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