The federal government will award more than $2.6 million to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa to fund its Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) which forecasts and models storm surges and high tide events in Hawaii and across the Pacific. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on 10 July 2018.
“Given Hawaii’s unique geographic position, we need advanced ocean forecasting and observation,” said Schatz in a news release. “This funding will help communities across Hawaii to plan for and respond to extreme weather and king tides.”
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