2018 Executive Committee Meeting on Maui


2018 Executive Committee Meeting on Maui

The PacIOOS Executive Committee, a subset of the Governing Council, met on Maui for its annual meeting. On the first day, meeting participants discussed IOOS and PacIOOS programmatic updates, reviewed revised performance measures, and explored opportunities to increase PacIOOS’ impact in the Insular Pacific. The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) hosted the meeting at their facility and provided Executive Committee Members with an overview of PDC’s operations and tools. On Day 2, staff from the Maui County Planning Department and the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program led a site visit to different locations in West Maui that experience significant impacts from chronic wave flooding and erosion. With funding from NOAA’s Coastal Resilience Grant Program, PacIOOS is developing a high-resolution, real-time wave run-up forecast for this particular stretch of coastline to enhance preparedness and resilience. While on Maui, PacIOOS also took the opportunity to meet with Maui partners and stakeholders to learn about ongoing initiatives and to discuss potential future collaborations!

West Maui erosion

Executive Committee members learn about impacts to infrastructure and property caused by flooding and erosion along West Maui.

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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.