New Kāneʻohe WETS Wave Buoy Deployed
New Kāneʻohe WETS Wave Buoy DeployedPosted August 31, 2016
PacIOOS deployed a second wave buoy in Kāneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu. The buoy was installed as part of Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute’s (HNEI) efforts to test in-water wave energy conversion devices at the U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kāneʻohe. Significant wave height and energy period derived from the wave buoys are essential parameters to evaluate the power performance of wave energy conversion devices. To ensure continuous data availability, the Kāneʻohe WETS wave buoy was installed in addition to the existing Kāneʻohe Bay wave buoy to provide measurement redundancy.
Data are managed by the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Long-term partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and CDIP enable data streaming.