2018 Executive Committee Meeting on Maui
2018 Executive Committee Meeting on MauiPosted April 27, 2018
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!