Water Quality Monitoring in Kewalo Basin


Water Quality Monitoring in Kewalo Basin

As part of the PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program, the Friends of Kewalos (FOK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to receive a PacIOOS nearshore sensor for one-year. The non-profit organization, whose mission is to protect, preserve, and malama Kewalo Basin Park on Oʻahu’s South Shore, will use the sensor to monitor water quality conditions before and during a construction project in Kewalo Basin Harbor. The planned Kewalo Basin Pier Repair-Improvement and Boat Slip Addition could potentially stir up bottom sediments and alter the water quality conditions within the basin and the channel entrance. Such impacts could also affect nearshore and offshore ocean users.

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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.