New PacIOOS Operations Coordinator


New PacIOOS Operations Coordinator

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, providing field and technical support, collaborating with stakeholders to identify and address needs, and developing ocean observing capacity throughout the Pacific Islands region.

With a Master of Science in Oceanography from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and 14 years of experience as an Oceanographer with NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division, Chip brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and skills to PacIOOS’ operations. He has conducted local and international field research throughout the Pacific Islands, and served with a variety of interdisciplinary research teams investigating and monitoring coral reef ecosystem health and responses to global climate change, as well as coastal anthropogenic stressors. Chip is interested in exploring various in-situ oceanographic sensing technologies for PacIOOS and is looking forward to connecting with regional partners and stakeholders. When not at work, you will find Chip paddling his one-man outrigger canoe, surfing, or taking care of a few (hundred) chickens on the North Shore of Oʻahu. Aloha and welcome to the PacIOOS ʻOhana, Chip!

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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.