Category Archives: Latest News


Governing Council Meeting 2019

Posted November 28, 2019

Members of the PacIOOS Governing Council came together this month in Honolulu for their annual meeting. After learning about PacIOOS’ programmatic updates on the first day, meeting participants engaged...

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New Weather Station at Honolulu Harbor Entrance

Posted November 23, 2019

In collaboration with the Hawaiʻi Pilots Association (HPA) and the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation Harbors Division, PacIOOS installed a weather station at Pier 1 on the Diamond...

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Hawaiian Koʻa (Coral) Card

Posted September 28, 2019

The Hawaiian Koʻa (coral) Card was developed by researchers from the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology’s Coral Reef Ecology Lab to help determine the health and bleaching status of...

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Decadal Ocean Observing Conference Held in Honolulu

Posted September 23, 2019

In September, the international, decadal conference OceanObs’19 was held for the first time ever in the United States. Approximately 1,500 attendees came to Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, to learn, share, and...

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Natural Variability in Water Clarity at Kewalo Basin

Posted June 28, 2019

The Friends of Kewalos were awarded one of PacIOOS’ nearshore sensors as part of the Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program to monitor water quality during the Kewalo Basin Pier...

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Monitoring Sedimentation in Dausokele Estuary, Pohnpei, FSM

Posted June 25, 2019

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) was supplied with a PacIOOS nearshore sensor to support and inform an ongoing watershed monitoring project in Pohnpei in the Federated States of...

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Meeting Regional, Coastal and Ocean User Needs With Tailored Data Products: A Stakeholder-Driven Process

Posted June 07, 2019

As part of the publication series OceanObs’19: An Ocean of Opportunity, the article Meeting Regional, Coastal and Ocean User Needs With Tailored Data Products: A Stakeholder-Driven Process was recently...

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Citizen Scientists Model Validation in West Maui

Posted May 30, 2019

PacIOOS, in conjunction with the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant King Tides Project, conducted two workshops on Maui (in Lahaina and Kīheī) to mobilize citizen scientists to participate in photo documentation...

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New ocean acidification monitoring station in American Samoa

Posted May 21, 2019

NOAA, the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), and partners have launched a new buoy in Fagatele Bay within the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to measure carbon...

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Tanapag Wave Buoy Back in the Water

Posted May 15, 2019

On May 10th, PacIOOS redeployed its wave buoy outside of Tanapag, Saipan. The yellow buoy is located about 5 miles offshore and provides valuable wave and ocean information. Data...

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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.