Real-Time Water Monitoring
Sensors and software providing access to everyone, everywhere
From Academic Researchers to
We were born out of a University of Hawai'i Research Lab, where we learned demand for water monitoring was larger than an academic lab could serve
Now we're a public-private company on a mission to democratize access to rigorous, real-time water data for everyone who needs it
1.3 MILLION+ HOURS OF MONITORING ACROSS 100 LOCATIONS AND 15 STATES
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Transparent Data - No Black Boxes
NOAA-approved methods and techniques for:
Tidal Harmonic Calculations
Public documentation for critical system calculations:
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Real-Time Oceanographic Data (QARTOD)
- Tidal Analysis Datum (TAD) Calculations
The Right Sensor For The Right Job
Industry-standard, robust sensors
Transformed into accessible, real-time water monitoring systems
Via cell or satellite
Refreshed every 6 minutes
Ultrasonic or radar
Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, Chlorophyll, and More
ENDORSED BY THE UN AS OCEAN DECADE PROJECT
The Ocean Decade is a 10-year framework initiative to identify, generate and use critical ocean knowledge to manage the ocean sustainably.
In October 2023, "Climate Data for Community Action” was accepted by UNESCO as an Ocean Decade Project
Freely Available, Easily Accessible
TideCast for iOS
The first iOS app with live water level data from over 400 NOAA and Hohonu stations
The National Weather Service uses our API's to validate model outputs for storm surge events
Highest Standards for
Site Selection, Installation, Maintenance
Our experienced field specialists and robust documentation
empower almost anyone to capture and share high-quality water data
Meet the Team
50+ Years of Collecting Environmental Data
With The Latest Engineering Technologies
Dr. Brian Glazer
Brian is an Associate Professor in the department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii Manoa. Brian’s research focuses on understanding the synergy between geochemical processes and microbial diversity and function. An avid sailor and dedicated scientist working with the Native Hawaiian Community, Brian began working with fish ponds and started early development of Hononu sensors in 2014.
Stanley is an Embedded Systems Engineer in the Oceanography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He designs and builds tools to support research projects in marine tech development, conservation and management, physical oceanography, and renewable energy. Stanley has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and BS in Computer Engineering at York University in Ontario, Canada.
Co-Founder, Coastal Geologist
Dr. Nicole Elko
Nicole is the Executive Director for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Executive Director of the South Carolina Beach Advocates, an Executive Director of the U.S. Coastal Research Program, and President of Elko Coastal Consulting based in Folly Beach, SC. She also serves as one of the three civilian members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Engineering Research Board, and has recently been appointed to NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel.
Kevin has 10 years of experience working in startup operations from founding to hypergrowth. At Bird, Kevin was an early employee as Bird scaled from its operations from 1-city to global. Kevin holds a MS in Product Development Technology and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California.
Dave has 22 years experience designing and implementing real‐time data monitoring systems in coastal and estuarine environments, as well as oceanographic data collection systems. He specializes in oceanographic data collection program management and
operational logistics for both surface and subsurface systems.
Owen Wattenmaker developed an early love for the ocean. He grew up skiing in Tahoe, California as well as kitesurfing in Half Moon Bay, California. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has worked as a developer for a healthcare company before moving to Hohonu, who shares his values for ocean and conservation. Owen currently resides on the north shore of Oahu, spending his days alternating between coding and surfing
Donavan Kealoha is a Director at Startup Capital Ventures, where he focuses on aspects of potential and active investments. He serves on the board of portfolio company AreaMetrics, Hobnob, and Breinify. In 2013, Donavan co-founded the Purple Maiʻa Foundation, a non-profit focused on empowering high opportunity youth in underserved Hawaiʻi communities by providing indigenized technology education.