At PacIOOS, we believe that coastal and ocean information helps save lives and protects livelihoods and resources. Collecting ocean data on the most recent conditions, forecasting future events, and developing new user-friendly data services provide valuable tools to inform decision-making in Pacific Island communities. PacIOOS is based within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. It is one of eleven regional associations of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.