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New tools forecast potential sea level flooding events

PacIOOS forecast

Seawater overtopping roadways or flooding homes and businesses in low-lying communities can threaten the public health and safety of Pacific Islanders. A team of physical oceanographers working with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’sPacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) has developed new tools to forecast potential inundation events so that affected communities can better prepare and respond to such threats days ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles on ThinkTech Hawaii

Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles

Dr. Kwok Fai Cheung, Professor of Ocean and Resources Engineering, and Dr. Martin Guiles, Senior Physical Oceanographic Research Specialist within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, joined Jay Fidell on the ThinkTech Hawaii show on February 3. Dr. Cheung generates the high resolution surf forecasts for PacIOOS. These include A) Wave Watch III models for the Hawaiian ... Read More »

Website tracks tagged sharks off of Maui

Tiger shark

Scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) completed the first phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks caught and tagged around the island of Maui. In response to an uptick in the number of shark attacks recorded on Maui, the State of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Land and Natural Resources ... Read More »

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