1680 East-West Rd., POST 821
Honolulu, HI 96822
Shellie Habel, PhD, serves as an extension agent with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program as a technical liaison for the Department of Land and Natural Resources Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands. Within this position she provides scientific, policy, and program coordination support on issues regarding coastal geomorphic processes, coastal hazards, beach conservation and restoration, appropriate coastal land use and environmental document and regulatory permit review.
Shellie is also a coastal geologist for the Climate Resilience Initiative with a research focus on simulating inland flooding induced by sea-level rise. As part of this research she monitors present impacts of groundwater inundation and uses hydrologic modeling to identify future impacts on critical infrastructure.
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 hoped to inspire innovative projects among the Hawaiian Islands based on proven success in other parts of the world.