Community Resilience

Hawai‘i Sea Grant awarded $1M for beach and dune management on O‘ahu’s North Shore

Hawai‘i Sea Grant awarded $1M for beach and dune management on O‘ahu’s North Shore

Hawai‘i Sea Grant awarded $1M for beach and dune management on O‘ahu’s North Shore On July 8, Governor Josh Green signed HB2248 which appropriates $1M to the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program to fund the development of a ...
Cover of Ka Pili Kai Magazine

Ka Pili Kai Kau 2024

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. Fisheries are critical to the health and well-being of people throughout the Pacific Islands and world. In addition to their significant financial value, fisheries also offer nutritional and cultural benefits ...
Dolan Eversole to present at Hula Grill Waikiki's Mālama ʻĀina series in July

Dolan Eversole to present at Hula Grill Waikiki’s Mālama ʻĀina series in July

HONOLULU (June 20, 2024) - Hula Grill Waikiki will host an educational presentation on sea-level rise and local beach restoration efforts as part of its ongoing Mālama ʻĀina series. On Thursday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all are ...
Hawai‘i Sea Grant and American Samoa Community College awarded nearly  $1.8 million to build resilient workforce

Hawai‘i Sea Grant and American Samoa Community College awarded nearly $1.8 million to build resilient workforce

The funding is part of a $60 million Inflation Reduction Act Climate-Ready Workforce Initiative (Honolulu, HI) – Today, the Department of Commerce and NOAA announced that $60 million was awarded through the Climate-Ready Workforce for Coastal and Great Lakes States, ...
Aerial drone oblique view of a coastal parcel with wetlands, trees, meadows, and a narrow sandy coastline

Developing an ecosystem-based monitoring program for adaptive management of Kalou lo‘i and loko wai

 Research Projects 2024-2026 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Carmella Vizza Sea Grant Graduate Fellow: Adrian Dougherty Research Track: Aquaculture Wetland restoration efforts in Hawaiʻi exist at the unique interface of traditional Hawaiian practices, conservation, agriculture, and aquaculture. These efforts involve enlarging endangered Hawaiian ...
A low rocky walkway extends along one side of a waist-deep fishpond bounded by trees and built structures, with high volcanic mountains in the distance.

Harnessing Indigenous and local knowledge to investigate causes of decline in Hawai‘i estuarine fisheries and develop strategies to support their restoration

 Research Projects 2024-2026 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Robert Toonen Sea Grant Graduate Fellow: Nākoa Goo Research Track: Aquaculture Hawaiian fishponds, or loko iʻa, are generally considered the most technologically advanced of ancient aquaculture systems. By mimicking and enhancing natural processes, a strategy ...
View looking at a rippled surface of semi-murky shallow waters with a school of medium-sized silvery fish amongst smaller red-tinged ones swimming near the surface.

The development of environmental acclimation-based rearing strategies to optimize survival and growth in amaʻama or striped mullet, Mugil cephalus

 Research Projects 2024-2026 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Andre Seale Sea Grant Graduate Fellow: Reilly Merlo Research Track: Aquaculture Efforts to revitalize traditional Hawaiian fishponds aim to increase sustainable seafood production and reduce Hawaiʻi’s reliance on importation. However, fish production has encountered challenges ...
Community value-based management of coastal Pandanus forests to mitigate the effects of climate change in Hawai‘i

Community value-based management of coastal Pandanus forests to mitigate the effects of climate change in Hawai‘i

 Research Projects 2024-2026 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Nina Rønsted Co-INVESTIGATORS: Tim Gallaher, Tamara Ticktin, Kalikoaloha Martin PI-CASC Graduate Scholar: Research Track: Island Resilience and Sustainability Pandanus (screwpine or hala) forests historically covered large stretches of the Hawaiian coastline, protecting them from storm ...
Developing design flood elevations and envisioning sea-level rise adaptation strategies for a densely developed coastal community, Waikīkī, Hawai‘i for improved outcomes for communities, economy, and the stewardship of marine resources

Developing design flood elevations and envisioning sea-level rise adaptation strategies for a densely developed coastal community, Waikīkī, Hawai‘i for improved outcomes for communities, economy, and the stewardship of marine resources

 Research Projects 2024-2026 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Wendy Meguro Co-INVESTIGATOR: Charles Fletcher Sea Grant Graduate Fellow: Research Track: Island Resilience and Sustainability Since 2020, the interdisciplinary research team has enhanced Hawai‘i’s resilience by gathering feedback from hundreds of community members to create ...
Two workers in blue shirts are barely visible attending to trees in a lush, multi-species agroforestry plot

Building resilient coastal forests through enhancing biocultural research and career pathways

 Research Projects 2024-2026 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Leah Bremer Co-INVESTIGATORS: Tamara Ticktin, Kiana Frank, Zoe Hastings Silao PI-CASC Graduate Scholar: Research Track: Island Resilience and Sustainability Well-managed coastal forests, including agroforests, provide important climate adaptation benefits, including erosion control, flood mitigation, and ...