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, previously located in the middle of Koror town itself (since 1951), and presently (since 2018) located at the Palau airport on Babeldaob. The NOAA weather stations’ locations are not ideal as both the original site and the new site are inland and surrounded by trees, buildings and other structures, so they are 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.