Aerial photo showing Kewalo sampling line.
Map of Kilo Nalu study area

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The Kilo Nalu Observatory (KNO), on the south shore of Oahu provides a window into the nearshore coral reef physical, biological and chemical environment.

The setting for Kilo Nalu is the region offshore of Kakaako Waterfront Park, east of downtown Honolulu and west of Waikiki and Ala Moana. The observatory is managed and maintained by the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering (ORE), School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

KNO provides data and power connections to a suite of observational instruments that resolve waves, tides, currents and nearshore water quality.

KNO shares resources with the ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO), including data management.


Summary of Current Conditions