Category Archives: Latest News


20-Year Time Series from Mōkapu Wave Buoy

Posted August 09, 2020

The PacIOOS wave buoy off Mōkapu on the windward side of Oʻahu celebrates its 20th anniversary! On August 9, 2000, the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology...

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$4.26M to Support Pacific Islands Coastal, Ocean Observing

Posted July 16, 2020

PacIOOS received $4.26 million in federal funding to support its ongoing efforts to sustain and enhance coastal and ocean observing in the U.S. Pacific Islands region. PacIOOS helps to...

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Fish, Invertebrate, and Benthic Data from Micronesia

Posted May 29, 2020

In collaboration with Dr. Peter Houk from the University of Guam, PacIOOS supported efforts to make coral reef monitoring data from Micronesia available through the Ocean Biogeographic Information System...

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New Comprehensive Ecosystem Model for Hawai‘i

Posted May 21, 2020

The Hawaiian Island Chain is an oasis in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, providing an area of increased nutrients, coral reefs, and other benefits to ocean life. The...

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Tiger Sharks Serve as Mobile Oceanographers

Posted April 27, 2020

Researchers have been tagging sharks for decades to learn about their habits and migration patterns. In recent years, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers have tapped tiger sharks to...

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Providing Critical Coastal and Ocean Data to Pacific Islands Amidst Global Pandemic

Posted April 22, 2020

Hawaiʻi and other Pacific Islands highly depend on the delivery of goods transported by sea. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to keep marine transportation,...

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Virtual Executive Committee Meeting

Posted April 17, 2020

Members of the PacIOOS Governing Council Executive Committee met remotely for their annual meeting via video conferencing due to the ongoing global pandemic. In an abbreviated format, members learned...

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Making Biological Data Widely Accessible

Posted March 28, 2020

In order to make biological data sets widely accessible from global platforms, such as the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), data need to be aligned to a framework called...

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New Wave Forecasts for the Mariana Islands and American Samoa

Posted February 25, 2020

With funding support from the Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program, PacIOOS has developed new wave model grids for two parts of the Pacific...

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Pohnpei 2020 Workshop

Building Regional Capacity in Ocean Observing: Pohnpei Workshop

Posted January 28, 2020

PacIOOS held a regional capacity building workshop in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, with participation from the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, and Pohnpei. The following workshop objectives were covered...

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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.