Citizen Scientists Model Validation in West Maui


Citizen Scientists Model Validation in West Maui

PacIOOS, in conjunction with the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant King Tides Project, conducted two workshops on Maui (in Lahaina and Kīheī) to mobilize citizen scientists to participate in photo documentation surveys.

PacIOOS is developing a six-day, high resolution wave run-up forecast for the shorelines of West Maui through a NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant. In order to determine thresholds and levels of impact, community members are asked to take photos around peak tides or swells, or whenever waves overtop beach features.

If you are interested to participate, please visit to submit your photos.

West Maui photo submission

To view all photo submissions, check out the interactive map viewer at

West Maui photo map

Download the flyer for a summary on how to participate.

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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.