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Ocean Observing System Receives $2.1 Million

Posted on | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Mānoa’s Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System, which measures and predicts ocean and coastal conditions, was awarded $2.1 million from NOAA. Brian Taylor, dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, will administer the grants.

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System develops products aimed at enhancing the safe and productive use of the ocean, such as coastal inundation and erosion alerts, fishing and marine mammal forecasts, channel and nearshore circulation prediction, and automated water quality detection.

The goal of each regional observing system is to maintain and enhance ocean and coastal observations in the area, making data easier to access and giving planners and policymakers the information needed to improve safety, enhance the economy and protect the environment. Data from each region will also be available to researchers throughout the country via the national IOOS.

Read the news release.

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