Along with the physical monitoring of aquatic parameters, keeping track of the weather (short term) and climate (long term) is an important aspect to understanding the processes affecting marine communities. While some type of meteorological information can be gleaned from remote sensing, for marine areas it is also important to have data collected by standard meteorological instruments close to the specific area of interest. The Republic of Palau has an excellent NOAA standard weather station in the middle of Koror town itself (since 1951). However, its location is not ideal as the site is inland and surrounded by trees, buildings and other structures, and is not actually measuring the weather conditions directly on the reefs. To provide relevant real-time weather data for these applications, CRRF runs and manages several remote weather stations whose data is extremely important to understand the state of Palau’s reefs.