Ocean information is available here that can be useful for surfing, diving, wind and kite surfing, and boating.
Historical ocean data for temperature, waves, currents and water quality. Monthly, 3-monthly, 6-monthly, and 12-monthly averages are available for ocean temperature.
Coral bleaching can occur during periods of elevated temperatures in the ocean. Near real-time and forecasted coral bleaching alert levels based on sea surface temperatures are used to anticipate bleaching events. Chlorophyll data can identify elevated nutrient levels/algal blooms (potentially linked to Crown of Thorns Starfish outbreaks) that can affect health of the coral ecosystem. Other potentially useful information for short-term forecasting of environmental conditions that affect coral health are 1 to 7 day forecasts of surface winds and waves.
Maps for sea level changes across the Pacific are available from 1950 to present in a relatively low resolution, and a higher resolution from 1993 to present.
The Real Time Data Display shows sea level information, air and water temperature, humidity, wind speed and wind direction. Data is shown in real-time, going back as far as four days.Go»
The information provided here can inform fishery departments on the state of the upcoming tuna fishing season for the purpose of licensing and implementing sustainable fishing practices. Local fishermen can use the front detection maps to identify areas of possible upwellings that have high levels of biological activity.
Forecast information for seagoing stakeholders that include the shipping industry, ferry operators, and commercial/recreational boating.