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Hawai‘i to Receive Over $1M for Climate/Sea Level Research

July 19, 2017, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated July 19, 7:13 AM
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will award $1,295,089 to the University of Hawai‘i Sea Level Center to improve climate and sea level research.

“With this funding, the University of Hawai‘i Sea Level Center will better be able to help forecast high water events no matter what the cause,” said Sen. Schatz. “Whether from hurricanes, king tides, tsunami or some other force of nature, the center monitors water levels all over the world with a satellite data and global network of tide gauges. This funding will also support the center’s research on climate change, which, in these times, is more important than ever.”

The UHSLC supports real-time oceanographic operations, as well as climate and oceanographic research, including collecting, processing, analyzing, and distributing tide gauge data from around the world. Additionally, UHSLC data contribute to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and other operational warning agencies.

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