North Shore Coastal Erosion
Weʻre on the North Shore of Oʻahu witnessing the extreme erosion events that are threatening homes, roads, ocean access, ecosystems, and historic burial sites. We visit Rocky Point, Laniākea, and Mokulēiʻa—three areas with recent beach erosion—to learn about solutions going forward. We talk with coastal geologists, city planners, and community leaders.
Join us as we visit these areas and learn alongside Brad Romine from the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, Lauren Blickley from Surfrider Foundation, Alex Yee from the City and County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency, and Kammie Tavares from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Climate Resiliency Initiative (formerly The Coastal Geology Group) .
Cover photo by Dan Dennison, Hawaiʻi DLNR.
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- Grade 3: The Forces of Waves
- Activity: Eroding Beaches
- Aloha ʻĀina Activity: Wetlands Protect Land and Sea
- NERRS: Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels
- Grades 6-12: Introduction to Coastal Interactions
- Activity: Coastline Wave Tank
- Activity: Coastal Engineering
- Further Investigations: Beaches and Sand
- Climate Connections: Sea Level Rise
- Grades 6-12: Wave-Coast Interactions
- Further Investigations: Wave-Coast Interactions
- Hawaiʻi Sea Grant
- Center for Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience
- State of Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Viewer
- Climate Change & Sea Level Rise: A Technical Resource Paper for the North Shore, Oʻahu
- Building Resilience to Coastal Hazards and Climate Change in Hawai‘i
- National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Historical Shoreline Change in the Hawaiian Islands
- Hawaiʻi Coastal Erosion Management Plan (DLNR)
- Follow Hawaiʻi Sea Grant on Facebook, Instagram @hawaii_sea_grant, or Twitter @HawaiiSeaGrant
- University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa The Climate Resiliency Initiative (formerly The Coastal Geology Group)
- UH News: 40% of Oʻahu beaches could be lost by mid-century (study by Kammie Tavares)
- Follow on Facebook or Instagram @coasties_hi
- City & County of Honolulu, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency
- Resilient Oʻahu
- Climate Ready Oʻahu
- AmeriCorps Program
- Follow on Facebook, Instagram @resilientoahu, or Twitter @ResilientOAHU
- Surfrider Foundation Hawaiʻi Region
- Follow Surfrider on Facebook, Instagram @surfrider, or Twitter @Surfrider
- Follow the Oʻahu chapter on Facebook, Instagram @surfrideroahu, or Twitter @SurfriderOahu
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Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.