Funding for Wave Buoys in Palau & Marshall Islands


Funding for Wave Buoys in Palau & Marshall Islands

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing funding to the governments of the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to enhance disaster and climate resilience through improved disaster preparedness and infrastructure. PacIOOS and NOAA’s National Weather Service Offices in Palau and Majuro are collaborators in this project and will deploy Waverider wave buoys at one new location in Palau, and one new location in the Marshall Islands. For each site, there will also be a spare buoy available to maximize operational uptime.

PacIOOS is excited to be part of this collaboration, expanding the network of wave buoys to new areas in the Insular Pacific. It directly supports PacIOOS’ strategic objectives to increase observation and model coverage to fill gaps and achieve a more balanced system across the region. All data will be freely accessible on the PacIOOS website. Data management 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.