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Paulo Maurin, PhD

Knauss Fellow 2008


  • PhD Communications and Information Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Paulo Maurin pursued a doctoral degree in Communications and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His dissertation research, entitled Information Exchanges among Hawai‘i’s Marine Stakeholders, examined the interactions among stakeholder groups in three distinct locations throughout the state, and how these groups partnered with government officials to manage their local marine resources. He studied the surfacing and resolution of conflicts when interests and perceptions collide among different marine stakeholders, and was particularly interested in the interaction, identity, and affiliation of each stakeholder group. Through his research he discovered that the participatory process in the allocation of marine resources has grown with an increasingly active and informed citizenry, and in turn, has affected how the local and state governments operate and respond to stakeholder groups.

“I am honored to be the representing Hawai‘i as the recipient of the Knauss fellowship” noted Maurin. “The hands-on experience at the federal level will be a great complement to my graduate education here, as well as help to shape my work path beyond the fellowship.”

The Knauss Fellowship was established in 1979 and was named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, John A. Knauss. For more information on this or other fellowships offered by Sea Grant, please log on to the National Sea Grant Web site:

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