Yearly Archives: 2018


All IOOS Regional Networks Now NOAA-certified

Posted August 29, 2018

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) along with its eleven regional associations (RAs) reached an important milestone this month: All regional observing systems are now certified by NOAA...

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Continued Funding for PacIOOS

Posted July 28, 2018

PacIOOS received $2.65 million in competitive grant funding in its third year of a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS will build on...

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Lānaʻi Southwest Wave Buoy Now Online

Posted June 25, 2018

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...

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PacIOOS Receives Grant to Enhance Atmospheric and Wave Forecasts in Pacific Island Territories

Posted June 12, 2018

The Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program awarded PacIOOS with nearly $500K in grant funding to help enhance public safety through improved atmospheric and...

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New PacIOOS Wave Buoy off Kalaeloa Barbers Point, O‘ahu

Posted May 31, 2018

PacIOOS deployed a new wave buoy off Kalaeloa Barbers Point on May 31, 2018. The buoy is located approximately 1.5 miles to the west of Kalaeloa Harbor on Oʻahu’s...

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New Ocean Circulation Forecast for Kāneʻohe

Posted May 21, 2018

PacIOOS’ Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) now provides a new high-resolution grid for Kāneʻohe (approximately 100-m resolution) and the surrounding area along Oʻahu’s windward shore (1.5-km resolution). The model...

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2018 Executive Committee Meeting on Maui

Posted April 27, 2018

The PacIOOS Executive Committee, a subset of the Governing Council, met on Maui for its annual meeting. On the first day, meeting participants discussed IOOS and PacIOOS programmatic updates,...

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New Online Archive for PacIOOS Coastal Forecasts

Posted April 25, 2018

In addition to the most recent PacIOOS wave run-up, six-day high sea level, and harbor surge forecasts, website users can now also view historical plots of the forecasts. The...

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Animal Telemetry Network Workshop

Posted March 21, 2018

Workshop Background The U.S. Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) is hosting a series of workshops to: 1) identify regional priorities for telemetry observations of aquatic species, including fishes, turtles, pinnipeds,...

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New Pelekane Bay Water Quality Buoy

Posted March 09, 2018

PacIOOS deployed a new water quality buoy in Pelekane Bay, on the west side of Hawaiʻi Island. The new buoy collects salinity, temperature, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and chlorophyll measurements...

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Did you know?

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.