Lānaʻi Southwest Wave Buoy Now Online


Lānaʻi Southwest Wave Buoy Now Online

PacIOOS deployed a new wave buoy Southwest of Lānaʻi in mid-June. Real-time information on wave height, period, and direction, as well as sea surface temperature are freely accessible online in various formats (e.g., dynamic plots, spectra, etc.). A new location, slightly farther south, was chosen for the Lānaʻi wave buoy in order to reduce the potential for collisions with vessels going in and out of Kaumalapau Harbor.

PacIOOS owns and operates a network of 15 wave buoys throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands region, 10 of which can be found in the State of Hawaiʻi. Many thanks to Young Brothers Ltd. for providing discounted shipment of PacIOOS’ vessel, truck, and buoy equipment to Lānaʻi Island. Data management for the PacIOOS wave buoys is made possible through long-term partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP).

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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.