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Shellie Habel
Coastal Lands Program Coordinator; Peter Rappa Fellow 2017
PhD Marine and Environmental Geology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
MS, Marine and Environmental Group, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BA Photography, California State University Fresno
BA Philosophy, California State University Fresno

2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Shellie serves as the Coastal Lands Program Coordinator with Hawai'i Sea Grant and the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Office for Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL). Her role as a Sea Grant Extension Agent is to provide scientific and policy support and program coordination support to the OCCL on issues such as improved understanding of coastal geomorphic processes, mitigating coastal erosion and other coastal hazards, beach conservation and restoration, appropriate coastal land use, environmental document and regulatory permit reviews, and coastal management policy compliance and development.

Shellie's PhD research involves simulating components of flooding induced by sea-level rise and high tides, with particular focus on the Honolulu area. Her other interests include coastal geomorphology and geologic indicators of paleo sea-level. As a 2017 Peter Rappa Fellow she and her fellow Rappa Fellow, Maggie Calmes, worked to compile a compendium of adaptation planning techniques toward preparing for future changes in climate and sea level. By compiling this compendium, she and Maggie hope to inspire innovative projects among the Hawaiian Islands based on proven success in other parts of the world.