Category Archives: Latest News


Tiger Shark Study Reveals Findings

Posted May 19, 2016

Shark researchers Dr. Carl Meyer, Dr. Kim Holland and their student team from the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawai’i completed a study to...

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Mauka to Makai Ocean Expo

Posted April 12, 2016

PacIOOS participated in the annual Mauka to Makai Expo at the Waikīkī Aquarium, sponsored by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health Clean Water Branch and the City and...

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Ocean Sciences Meeting ’16

Posted March 26, 2016

Multiple PacIOOS Co-Investigators presented their research at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Kim Holland, researcher and lead of the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology...

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PacIOOS Executive Committee Meeting

Posted March 25, 2016

The Executive Committee of PacIOOS’ Governing Council held its annual meeting this past month in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). U.S. IOOS Program Director, Zdenka Willis, U.S. IOOS...

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PacIOOS Ocean Observing and Forecasting Tools in Action

Posted February 26, 2016

Two very large north swells generated exceptionally high waves across the Hawaiian Islands. The wave buoy off Waimea Bay measured 27.8 ft significant wave height on Monday, February 21st...

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Scuba Diving excursion to Black Rock. Seascapes Workshop. Maui, Hawaiʻi. March 16-22, 2014

Monitoring Sediment Dynamics Off Lānaʻi

Posted February 05, 2016

Conservation International Hawaiʻi, University of Hawaiʻi researchers, local community leaders from the Maunalei Community Managed Makai Area, and PacIOOS all contributed to a study called, “Understanding Reef Flat Sediment...

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Paper Published on Surface Current Observations after Tsunami

Posted February 03, 2016

Lead author Lindsey Benjamin, along with other PacIOOS-affiliated researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi, recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research “The 2011 Tohoku tsunami south of Oahu:...

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PacIOOS Announces New Director

Posted February 01, 2016

Congratulations to Melissa Iwamoto on her promotion to Director of PacIOOS. Melissa has been an integral part of the PacIOOS program over the past four years and served as...

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PacIOOS is First Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE)

Posted August 17, 2015

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) certified PacIOOS as a complete and full member of the national IOOS system. PacIOOS is one of the eleven U.S. IOOS Regional...

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Kwajalein Wave Run-Up Forecast

Posted June 13, 2015

Due to the successful development and implementation of the wave run-up forecast for Majuro, Marshall Islands, PacIOOS also developed a forecast for Kwajalein Atoll. The new PacIOOS wave run-up...

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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.