Majuro Wave Buoy Now Back Online


Majuro Wave Buoy Now Back Online

The PacIOOS wave buoy off Majuro, Marshall Islands, was successfully redeployed this month. The buoy was sent to sea with blessings from our partners, including the National Weather Service WSO, the U.S. Embassy, and the College of the Marshall Islands, accompanied by heavy rain — a true blessing in times of severe drought. Located approximately 0.5 nautical miles (NM) off Delap Point on the Southeastern end of Majuro Atoll, the wave buoy measures wave height, direction, period and sea surface temperature. All data are available online.

PacIOOS is grateful for the generous financial support from the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) Pacific Region Headquarters, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), Republic of the Marshall Islands Government via the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) of the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, and an anonymous private donor (via the College of the Marshall Islands) to fund the buoy! Data are managed by the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Long-term partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and CDIP enable data streaming into the PacIOOS website and PacIOOS Voyager.

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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.