Sustainable Coastal Tourism
PI: Dolan Eversole; Co-PI: Darren Lerner, Brian Szuster. The City and County of Honolulu has requested support from the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant Program (Hawai'i Sea Grant) to develop a social impact analysis project to calculate visitor impacts, distinct from area residents at selected Windward O'ahu beach communities.
Dr. Rob Toonen and Evan Barba explore sediment distribution across the sensitive ecosystems of the mesophotic zone and its connection to land use management decisions.
Dr. Martin Guiles and Camilla Tognacchini explore the risks to west Maui of inundation and increased erosion from ordinary ocean waves as base-line sea levels rise.
Dr. Craig Nelson and Jessica Bullington tackle the issue of bacterial pathogens in the Ala Wai Canal, developing a model to determine the risks of infection along the canal and offshore.