Darryl Kuniyuki

Staff Listing


Darryl Kuniyuki

Station Chief / Electrical Engineer

Mauna Loa Observatory

Mailing Address:
NOAA - Mauna Loa Observatory
1437 Kilauea Ave. #102
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

Phone: (808) 933-6965 x237
Email: Darryl.T.Kuniyuki@noaa.gov

Darryl Kuniyuki

Darryl has been working at MLO since 1982, and now holds the honor of having the longest years of continuous service stationed at a GMD observatory. Darryl currently manages the Mauna Loa Observatory operations as Station Chief. Other duties include assisting IT manager with maintenance of the computers and network.

Darryl started out as a student under the Junior Fellowship program. He would work at MLO between semesters plotting data points, filling potholes in the road, and helping out with the observations.

After graduating from University of Hawaii at Manoa, Darryl worked full time running the ozone instruments at MLO and writing programs for various projects. In the 1990’s His dutes changed and became responsible for setting up the network and maintaining the computers in the Hilo office and mountain site. He created and managed MLO’s first website and installed the first webcameras.

Darryl has been active with being an adult leader in the local Boy Scouts program. He is also a NOVA Counselor and Mentor in the Boy scouts STEM program.

Education: Darryl graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987.

Awards: In 2003 he received NOAA administrative Award for installing and setting up the original network infrastructure used at the observatory and Hilo office.