Water Level Data in Areas
Not Covered by NOAA and USGS
Tell us where you need data and we deliver it
Hohonu takes care of site selection, sensor deployments, sensor calibrations, maintenance, and data delivery
WITH SUPPORT FROM
NOAA is partnering with Hohonu to better understand the impact of Sea Level Rise
Municipalities are enabling more appropriate emergency response during floods
Environmental consulting firms can precisely measure the impact of their coastal restoration projects
Farmers can eliminate downtime to pinpointing the best time to harvest
WHAT WE DO
Use Localized Thresholds to Inform Action
Compare real-time water levels against defined thresholds to inform actions like closing roads, moving cars, or alerting your community
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 Science 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.
Sebastien Boulay developed an early love for the ocean. He grew up spearfishing in Brest, Brittany, with a father in the Navy. He holds a BS in Oceanography and a MS in Coastal Oceanography. worked as a surveyor, navigator, and project manager in the offshore oil and gas industry, and on submarine cable laying ships around the world. He has experience working with buoys, operational marine forecast services, and went from tech support to eventually leading all global commercial weather operations for the MetService. In 2019, he joined Sofar Ocean leading international growth.
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.