Economics

A crowded beach scene with beach goers, umbrellas, and even a boat, with sparkling blue-green water in the background

Must like long walks on the beach

Must like long walks on the beach by Marcus PengA day of surveying starts with arriving in Waikīkī early in the morning. As I sit down at the Starbucks Reserve store with a coffee, I start to plan out the ...
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Research and education to support development of open-water restorative and production aquaculture in Hilo Bay

 Research Projects 2022-2024 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Maria Haws Co-INVESTIGATORS: Karla J. McDermid Smith Research Track: Aquaculture The Hilo Bay Research and Training Farm is one of the few open-water, near-shore examples of mariculture in Hawaiʻi distinct from Hawaiian fishponds. Since its ...
A view across mild waters towards built up skyline of Waikiki, while a monk seal basks on the beach

Using natural capital accounting to embed climate impacts into routine decision-making

 Research Projects 2022-2024 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Kirsten Oleson PI-CASC Graduate Scholar: Louis Chua Bing Chao Research Track: Interdisciplinary Traditional economic indicators underestimate the value of marine ecosystems, despite their importance to people as sources of food, livelihood, and recreation. This undervaluation often ...
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Exploring nutrient utilization in native Hawaiian seaweeds for parallel aquaculture development across restoration and sustainability applications

 Research Projects 2022-2024 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Craig Nelson Sea Grant Graduate Fellow: Sean Swift Research Track: Aquaculture The primary nutrient source for limu aquaculture by Ocean Era, LLC, an industry partner, is deep ocean water retrieved from 3,000 ft using a ...
Turbulent muddy waters tumble down a vegetated slope behind a house in a heavy rain

Economic impacts of severe weather events

 Research Projects 2022-2024 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Peter Fuleky Co-INVESTIGATORS: Makena Coffman, Nori Tarui, Victoria Keener Sea Grant Graduate Fellow: Sadichchha Shrestha Research Track: Interdisciplinary There is clear scientific evidence that climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events including ...
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Q & A with Matthew Gonser

by Cindy Knapman and Kanesa SeraphinMatthew Gonser, former extension faculty with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, was recently appointed as the chief resilience officer and executive director of the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate ...
Green Infrastructure Practices for Hawaii

Green Infrastructure Recommended Practices for Streamside Homes

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home The Streamside Guide: Recommendations for Hawaiʻi Owners of land along waterways have the important responsibility to maintain areas of river and stream frontage on their properties. This guidance was created to encourage the application ...
Green Infrastructure Practices for Hawaii

Green Infrastructure Practices for Hawaii

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home PRACTICE SUMMARY Permeable surfaces reduce runoff volumes and pollutant loads by allowing stormwater to infiltrate into the ground and through pavement, rather than flowing across it. These surfaces are particularly cost effective in flood-prone ...
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Tilapia Market Report: American Samoa, 2019

 Introduction From December 2018 to April 2019, 15 retail grocery stores, one fish market, and nine restaurants in American Samoa were surveyed by Hawai‘i Sea Grant Extension Agent Kelley Anderson Tagarino and American Samoa Community College student interns Raijeli Toanivere, ...
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Resolving the Diet of Larval Marine Fishes to Accelerate Aquaculture Opportunities

 Research Projects 2020-2022 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Brian Bowen Graduate Fellow: Emily Conklin, Cassie Kaʻapu-Lyons As the demand for sea food continues to rise, wild stocks are dwindling or disappearing. Meanwhile, the supply of marine ornamental fishes for the aquarium trade faces similar ...