Governing Council Meeting 2019


Governing Council Meeting 2019

Members of the PacIOOS Governing Council came together this month in Honolulu for their annual meeting. After learning about PacIOOS’ programmatic updates on the first day, meeting participants engaged in site visits in Maunalua Bay to hear about ongoing water quality related initiatives and partnerships in the bay, spearheaded by Mālama Maunalua, Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center, the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, and the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health Clean Water Branch. On the second day of the meeting, discussions focused on performance measures, regional engagement and capacity building, regional resilience topics, and the upcoming 5-year proposal.

The PacIOOS Governing Council consists of members elected by Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signatories and serve for 3-year terms. If your organization is interested to become a MOA partner, please contact our office at

Documents related to the most recent and previous Governing Council meetings are available in the Documents section.

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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.