UH PacIOOS team receives $3M for ocean observations, forecast data

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In-water maintenance of a PacIOOS nearshore sensor that collects valuable water quality information.

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To collect real-time wave data, PacIOOS owns and operates a network of 15 wave buoys throughout the Pacific Islands region.

HONOLULU — The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) within the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is embarking upon a new, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that helps hundreds of thousands of people each year. PacIOOS is receiving $3.08 million in competitive funding for the first year of this five-year award to collect, manage and serve coastal and ocean observing and forecasting data.