Category Archives: New Tools

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New Online Tool for West Maui Predicts High Wave Flooding

Posted June 02, 2021

West Maui community members, property owners, businesses, as well as state and county officials now have a novel tool at their disposal to predict coastal flooding for the upcoming...

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Regional Tsunami Model for Areas in Guam

Posted January 19, 2021

With funding support from NOAA’s National Weather Service and in partnership with the Guam Department of Homeland Security, Professor Kwok Fai Cheung, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering at...

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$510K to Assess Future Climate Impacts on Hawai‘i Fisheries

Posted August 24, 2020

The PacIOOS Ocean Modeling Group was awarded $510K in grant funding by NOAA’s Climate Program Office to better understand climate impacts on pelagic and coastal fisheries in Hawaiʻi. A...

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New Comprehensive Ecosystem Model for Hawai‘i

Posted May 21, 2020

The Hawaiian Island Chain is an oasis in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, providing an area of increased nutrients, coral reefs, and other benefits to ocean life. The...

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New Wave Forecasts for the Mariana Islands and American Samoa

Posted February 25, 2020

With funding support from the Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program, PacIOOS has developed new wave model grids for two parts of the Pacific...

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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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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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Explore King Tides Photo Submissions

Posted March 26, 2019

With the support of dedicated citizen scientists, the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands King Tides Project has collected more than 2,600 photos throughout the past years. Led by the University...

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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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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.