Category Archives: PacIOOS Updates


Funding for Wave Buoys in Palau & Marshall Islands

Posted November 27, 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing funding to the governments of the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to enhance disaster and climate...

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Virtual Governing Council Meeting 2020

Posted October 28, 2020

PacIOOS Governing Council members and PacIOOS staff came together virtually this year for the annual council meeting. The focus of the 2-day video conference was to provide program updates,...

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Re-Certification as ‘Regional Information Coordination Entity’

Posted October 23, 2020

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System re-certified PacIOOS as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) on October 23, 2020. RICE certification means that PacIOOS is providing high-quality observations that...

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Monitoring Water Quality at Ma‘alaea Harbor, Maui

Posted August 27, 2020

As part of the PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP), the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) deployed a nearshore sensor at Maʻalaea Harbor, Maui. The non-profit organization...

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$510K to Assess Future Climate Impacts on Hawai‘i Fisheries

Posted August 24, 2020

The PacIOOS Ocean Modeling Group was awarded $510K in grant funding by NOAA’s Climate Program Office to better understand climate impacts on pelagic and coastal fisheries in Hawaiʻi. A...

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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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Association of Pacific Island Legislatures New PacIOOS Partner

Posted June 17, 2020

The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) is our newest regional MOA partner. APIL is a regional organization committed to working together on matters where regional cooperation, coordination, exchange...

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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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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.