TOPICS: SEA-LEVEL RISE

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 ...

Building Resilience to Coastal Hazards and Climate Change in Hawai‘i

NOAA FY16 Coastal Resilience Grant and cooperative agreement with Hawaiʻi Sea Grant in partnership with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources and Office of Planning Project duration: May 2016 – April 2019 Questions? Brad Romine:  romine@hawaii.edu ...

Center for Coastal & Climate Science & Resilience

The Center Serves To: Support research in coastal and climate sciences and promote access to the best available science for decision makers Increase coastal community resilience to natural hazards and adaptation to climate change Improve conservation and management of coastal ...

Coastal Erosion on Maui

In this episode, we're looking at eroding beaches of West Maui, where large condos are being threatened by loss of sand and sea-level rise with Hawai’i Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Expert Tara Owens and Maui County planner, Jim Buika. — Season ...

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data FAQ What can King Tides tell us about future sea level rise? King Tides (the highest high tides ...

Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data Check out our new and improved photo submission platform!Sign up here to stay up to date and receive additional ...

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 ...

How to Participate

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data  How to Participate Check out our new and improved photo submission platform! pacioos.org/kt To submit a photo and ...

How to Participate

About the Project What is a Community Vulnerability Assessment? How to Participate Recent News & Upcoming Events How to Participate Who should participate in the West Kauaʻi Community Vulnerability Assessment (WKCVA)? Anyone who lives or works on the west side is ...

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 ...

Ka Pili Kai Fall 2016

Center of Excellence: Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience Center of Excellence: Marine Science Education Center of Excellence: Smart Building and Community Design Center of Excellence: Sustainable Coastal Tourism Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation To address the needs, ...

Ka Pili Kai Ho‘oilo 2018

Embracing knowledge from generations past and present: For our dedicated readers who have been receiving and reading our quarterly magazine for many years, mahalo for embarking on this new adventure with us and a big ʻohana welcome to all our ...

Ka Pili Kai Spring 2016

Humpback Whale Vocal Communications Between Mothers and Calves Wastewater’s Influence on Coastal Groundwater Quality and the Health of Coral Reefs in Maunalua Bay, O‘ahu Attack of the Drones: Characterizing Groundwater Discharge on Maui Using the Latest Research Tools Simulating Sea-Level ...

Ka Pili Kai Winter 2016

50 Years of Putting Science to Work for Coastal Communities O‘ahu Maui Hawai‘i Island Kaua‘i Pacific Region 50 Years of Putting Science to Work for Coastal Communities In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed The National Sea Grant College and Program ...

Recent News & Upcoming Events

About the Project What is a Community Vulnerability Assessment? How to Participate Recent News & Upcoming Events  Recent News & Upcoming Events (UPCOMING) Community Vulnerability Assessment Meeting #4: Beaches and Coastal Properties The fourth four-hour VCAPs session will focus on beaches ...

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 ...

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 ...

ThinkTech Hawaii: Hurricane Season Preparation

We can expect stronger and more numerous hurricanes due to climate change. How can Hawaii be prepared for the 2018 hurricane season?. In this episode of Research in Manoa guest Dr. Dennis J. Hwang, JD with the Hawaii Sea Grant ...

Video Tutorials and Resources

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data Video Tutorials Resources Other Sea Level and Adaptation Resources Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Viewer Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise ...

West Kauaʻi Community Vulnerability Assessment

About the Project What is a Community Vulnerability Assessment? How to Participate Recent News & Upcoming Events Questions? Daniele Spirandelli: danieles@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-6866 Ruby Pap: rpap@hawaii.edu or call (808) 241-4183 About the Project Like many low-lying coastal regions of ...

West Maui wave run-up forecasts

 Research Projects 2018-2020 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Douglas Luther Co-INVESTIGATOR: Mark Merrifield Graduate Student: Camilla Tognacchini The long-term rising trend in sea level (typically, an inch or so every 10 years around Hawaiʻi) alone will not be obvious to the casual observer at ...

What can Hawai‘i expect from the winter king tides?

What can Hawai‘i expect from the winter king tides? November 6, 2017 Hawai‘i will once again be experiencing “king tides,” the highest predicted astronomical tides of the year, in November, December, and January. The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant Center ...

What is a Community Vulnerability Assessment?

About the Project What is a Community Vulnerability Assessment? How to Participate Recent News & Upcoming Events What is a Community Vulnerability Assessment? Community members are intimately familiar with areas that are vulnerable to natural hazards in places where they live, ...

What is a King Tide?

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data What is a King Tide? King Tides are the highest astronomical tides of the year King tides are ...

When Are King Tides?

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data When Join us for King Tides photo surveys August 9, 2018 August 10, 2018 To find the best ...

Why?

About the Project What is a King Tide? How to Participate When Why Video Tutorials and Resources FAQ Explore Photos and Data Why? Documenting King Tides helps researchers, decision makers, and communities better understand and prepare for sea level rise.  We ...