Nearshore Sensor Observations : Archive : Māʻalaea Harbor, Maui
This site has been decommissioned and is no longer collecting new data.
NOTE: Click on the plot below for data at a specific time.
NOTE: This instrument does not report in real-time. New data are retrieved periodically.
start date: : temperature: wave height: wind: rain: currents: site:
Disclaimer: Near real-time data have not been quality controlled.
Disclaimer: Data are released in compliance with real-time quality control standards.
Disclaimer: Real-time data are provided as raw and unaltered. Results of quality control checks are provided within the data set.
This nearshore sensor (nss_wqspp_008) operated for a little more than a year between August 18, 2020 and September 10, 2021. It was located within Māʻalaea Harbor on the South Shore of Maui in the State of Hawaiʻi. Mounted between 1 and 3 meters of depth, the sensor package was relocated to a new site within the harbor approximately monthly. Data were collected every 5 minutes.
The PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP) supports scientists and natural resource managers to collect water quality data in order to inform research, conservation, planning, and resource management projects in the U.S. Insular Pacific region. Comprised of a network of “roving” water quality nearshore sensors, the WQSPP provides participating partners with sensors, data management, and technical capacity-building to allow for robust data collection.
As part of the WQSPP, the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) deployed this nearshore sensor to learn more about the effects of tides, wind, and swell on water quality within the harbor and to monitor water quality variability over time. The data will help inform the watershed management plan Vision for Pohakea, which aims to reduce sediment and pollutants in Māʻalaea Bay and its harbor. MNMRC is also partnering with Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers Hawaiian Islands to utilize several thousand oysters in the harbor to help improve water quality. Owned and maintained by PacIOOS under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McManus and lab.