New PacIOOS Oceanographic Technician


New PacIOOS Oceanographic Technician

PacIOOS is excited to announce its latest addition: Andreia Monteiro Queima recently joined the team of staff as the Oceanographic Technician. Her primary role is to support the wave buoy program by ensuring continuous operation of PacIOOS’ 15 wave buoys throughout the Pacific Islands region. You will find Andreia either in the lab coordinating logistics and preparing buoys and moorings, or out in the field installing, recovering, and swapping buoys and moorings. She finds great value in supporting the program by providing reliable real-time wave data that are essential for a large variety of purposes, such as informing harbor operations, validating wave forecasts, and assessing coastal impacts.

Andreia is a Civil Engineer with a Masters in Ocean Engineering from the Ocean and Resources Engineering Department (ORE) at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. During her undergraduate studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she got involved with hydrodynamic numerical modeling studies, which led her to pursue a graduate degree in Ocean Engineering. Waves have always fascinated Andreia, from the perspective of a surfer to the theory of wave mechanics. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys surfing, paddling, swimming, climbing, hiking, and snowboarding.

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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.