Category Archives: PacIOOS Updates

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Explore King Tides Photo Submissions

Posted March 26, 2019

With the support of dedicated citizen scientists, the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands King Tides Project has collected more than 2,600 photos throughout the past years. Led by the University...

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Evaluation of a Regional Ocean Observing System

Posted March 18, 2019

As part of the publication series OceanObs’19: An Ocean of Opportunity, the article An Innovative Approach to Design and Evaluate a Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System was recently published...

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Winter Storm in Hawai‘i

Posted February 26, 2019

A strong low pressure system with an exceptionally close approach to the Hawaiian Islands chain, caused record-breaking wave heights on February 10th. The PacIOOS wave buoy off Hanalei, Kauaʻi,...

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Remarkable Wave Buoy Recovery 800 Nautical Miles at Sea

Posted January 31, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard recovered a drifting PacIOOS wave buoy 800 nautical miles (NM) offshore from its original location off Tanapag, Saipan, in December 2018. The buoy broke free...

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10-Year Reanalysis of Hawaiian Islands Ocean Forecast System

Posted January 27, 2019

Since 2009, PacIOOS has been generating daily forecasts of the ocean state around the main Hawaiian Islands through the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). To optimize the forecast, ocean...

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Data Collection of Nearshore Wave Dynamics Along West Maui Shoreline

Posted November 30, 2018

A team of researchers from PacIOOS and the Department of Oceanography at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaiʻi, deployed an array of...

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Governing Council Meeting 2018

Posted November 23, 2018

For the annual PacIOOS Governing Council Meeting, members met at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa campus in November. The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Office and the IOOS...

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Job Opportunity: PacIOOS Operations Coordinator

Posted October 30, 2018

Seize the unique opportunity to join our small but dedicated and innovative team The PacIOOS Operations Coordinator is a new full-time, exciting position responsible for the coordination and management...

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New PacIOOS Governing Council Members

Posted October 28, 2018

PacIOOS welcomes all newly elected Governing Council members! Eli Cabrera from the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality in Saipan will serve as the representative for the Commonwealth of...

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Super Typhoon Yutu Rages Through Mariana Islands

Posted October 26, 2018

With sustained winds of 178 mph, Super Typhoon Yutu is the strongest storm to ever hit a U.S. territory. Tinian in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)...

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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.