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Marine Island Ecology Course (MIEC) Class of 2023 on the Campus of Yap Catholic High School, Yap, FSM.

Yap Marine Island Ecology Course

Posted July 28, 2023

Above: Marine Island Ecology Course (MIEC) class of 2023 on the campus of Yap Catholic High School, Yap, FSM. Credit: Micronesian Conservation Coalition. The annual Yap Marine Island Ecology...

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10-Year Outlook

Posted December 07, 2022

The 10-Year Outlook describes the Pacific Island Ocean Observing System’s (PacIOOS) vision for advancing coastal and ocean observing throughout the Pacific Islands region in the upcoming decade. PacIOOS’ 5-Year...

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Screenshot of "West Maui Wave-Driven Flooding With Sea Level Rise" tool.

New Wave Flooding Tool Provides Future Scenarios for West Maui

Posted August 10, 2022

A new interactive mapping tool created by researchers at the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) provides West Maui community members, property owners, businesses, as well as state and...

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Deployment of New Wave Buoy in Palau

Posted June 14, 2022

A new Waverider buoy was recently deployed in Palau through an international collaboration. The data collected from the buoy—wave height, period and direction; surface current direction and speed; sea...

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Field team casting off at the Ala Wai Harbor. Pictured: Kyle Conner, Zoe Glenn, Olivia Hughes, Ashley Hiʻilani Sanchez, Jessica Bullington, and Solomon Chen. Credit: Brian Glazer.

Improving Predictions of Ala Wai Canal Bacteria

Posted April 11, 2022

Recently published research led by University of Hawaiʻi (UH) at Mānoa scientists highlights the potential for using oceanographic sensors, including those maintained by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System...

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Fishing boat in Marshall Islands. Credit: Phil Welch.

Improving Ocean Data Access for Indigenous Coastal Communities

Posted November 29, 2021

PacIOOS is collaborating with partners in the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska to improve access to ocean data for Indigenous coastal communities through a new project funded...

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Advancing Coastal and Ocean Observing to Empower Stakeholders

Posted September 14, 2021

PacIOOS is embarking upon a new five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) through NOAA. PacIOOS is receiving $3.08 million in competitive funding for the...

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Watershed Monitoring in Pohnpei

Posted June 25, 2021

In Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) has been collecting sediment data at Dausokole Bay for over ten years and continues to monitor the...

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Supporting Aquaculture at Nomilo Fishpond

Posted June 24, 2021

Kauaʻi Sea Farms is participating in PacIOOS’ Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP), deploying a water quality sensor for a one-year period at Nomilo Fishpond, Kauaʻi. The PacIOOS Seabird...

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New Online Tool for West Maui Predicts High Wave Flooding

Posted June 02, 2021

West Maui community members, property owners, businesses, as well as state and county officials now have a novel tool at their disposal to predict coastal flooding for the upcoming...

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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.