Category Archives: Latest News


Supporting Coral Reef Conservation at Palmyra Atoll

Posted October 30, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), with the help of Dr. Jennifer E. Smith from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, successfully deployed one of PacIOOS’ nearshore water quality...

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Voyager area statistics tool: GOES-POES SST

New Voyager Area Statistics Tool

Posted October 17, 2017

Voyager now provides a utility for computing statistics over a user-selected area for gridded datasets, including satellite data, forecasts (weather, surf, tide, ocean), bathymetry, and land elevation. This tool...

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Year 2 Funding for PacIOOS

Posted August 20, 2017

For the second year of a five-year cooperative agreement with NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), PacIOOS received a total of $2.32 million in competitive grant funding. This year’s...

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$500K to Enhance Coastal Resilience in West Maui

Posted July 14, 2017

NOAA’s Regional Coastal Resilience Grants Program will award PacIOOS with $500K to develop a high-resolution, real-time wave run-up forecast and notification system for West Maui’s coastline. PacIOOS will also...

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New Wave Buoy off Pearl Harbor

Posted June 10, 2017

PacIOOS deployed a new wave buoy near the entrance to Pearl Harbor, Hawaiʻi, approximately 1.5 miles offshore at the beginning of June. The wave buoy provides accurate information on...

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Studying Circulation Patterns at Pago Bay, Guam

Posted May 30, 2017

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Department of Oceanography, in partnership with researchers at the University of Guam (UoG) and...

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Elevated Sea Levels in Hawaiʻi this Summer

Posted May 28, 2017

A combination of the highest astronomical tides of the year (also known as “King Tides”), global sea level rise, delayed sea level effects from the 2014-2016 El Niño, Pacific-wide...

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NOAA Coral Reef Watch Operational Daily Near-Real-Time Global 5-km Satellite Coral Bleaching Monitoring Products

Higher Resolution NOAA Coral Reef Watch Products

Posted May 22, 2017

Voyager now offers a higher resolution suite of NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) coral bleaching monitoring products. These global, near real-time, satellite-derived data sets are now available daily at...

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Executive Committee and Stakeholder Meetings in Guam

Posted April 15, 2017

The Executive Committee of the PacIOOS Governing Council met on Guam in April. Committee members, IOOS Director Carl Gouldman, and PacIOOS staff reviewed program updates and discussed the future...

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Coral Reef Recovery at Palmyra Atoll

Posted March 30, 2017

As part of the PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PacIOOS to...

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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.