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West Kauai Community Vulnerability Assessment

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data Sign up here to stay up to date and receive additional information on the project. Questions? kingtide@hawaii.edu About the Project ...
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Amouli Village Meeting

In this episode we’re talking about village life in American Samoa. We talk with the mayor of Amouli Village about Samoan village traditions, and we attend a village meeting where climate change and fishing pressures are changing how locals manage ...
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Translating Hawaiian Newspapers

In this episode, we’re learning about the translation of Hawaiian Language Newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. We take a look at the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation with Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier and his team, ...
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Building on the Shore

In this episode, we’re learning about coastal erosion and how it affects homes built near the shore. We explore the coastline with Hawai’i Sea Grant Extension Agent, Ruby Pap, and County of Kauai planner, Kaʻaina Hull, to see what happens when buildings are ...
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King Tides

In this episode, we’re talking about the exceptionally high king tides and citizen science with Senator Brian Schatz. King Tides were widely reported across the state this year, and UH’s Dr. Mark Merrifield explains how sea level rise is increasing ...
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Sea Level Rise and the Ala Wai Canal

In this episode, we head inland to take a look at how rising sea level will affect our infrastructure, aquifers, and fresh water supplies. Researchers from the Univerity of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and the School of Ocean and ...
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Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Viewer

Across the Hawaiian Islands vulnerability to coastal hazards is increasing with climate change and sea level rise and as development along our shorelines continues to expand. Access to high-resolution local hazard exposure and vulnerability data and maps is critical for ...
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Resilience-Focused Disaster Reconstruction Planning

Hawai‘i’s coastal communities are particularly vulnerable to impacts from hurricanes, tsunamis, and other coastal disaster events due to the state’s isolated location in the Pacific and development concentrated along low-lying shores. Impacts from infrequent coastal disaster events will become more ...
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Integrating Coastal Hazards and Sea Level Rise Resilience in Community Planning

Over the past decade, Hawai‘i has progressed in recognizing and addressing coastal hazards and the need for adaptation to sea level rise. However, more work still needs to be done to translate broad-scale guidelines and scientific information into action at ...
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Preserving Palau

In this episode we explore how a changing ocean is impacting this island nation — Season 1, Episode 14.  30 second PROMO (Vimeo) Or watch this promo on YouTube FULL EPISODE (Vimeo) Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional Resouces: IN ...
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