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

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The Kilo Nalu Oahu Reef Observatory, 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).

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


Summary of Current Conditions