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Green Infrastructure Practices for Hawaii

Green Infrastructure-Stormwater + Flooding in the Coastal Zone

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home Water has sculpted the Hawaiian islands into the beautiful and dramatic archipelago we see today. For millenia, water has fallen from the sky and followed the force of gravity from mountains to sea. This ...
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 ...
Dr. Mary Donohue

The National Academies of Sciences selects Dr. Mary J. Donohue to assess U.S. ocean plastic pollution

October 27, 2020 (Honolulu, HI) – Dr. Mary J. Donohue was selected by The National Academies of Sciences to serve on The Committee on United States Contributions to Global Ocean Plastic Waste. She was one of only nine experts appointed ...
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Ka Pili Kai Kau 2020

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. Community is Resilience Lucky we live Hawai‘i… as the local saying goes! In Hawai‘i, we’re blessed with an incredible environment with steep lush mountains and deep valleys sloping down to ...
Fish caught in the marshall Islands

Interdisciplinary, international partnership formed to address marine pollution in the Marshall Islands

May 31, 2020 Project Contacts: University of Hawaiʻi: Dr. Megan Donahue (donahuem@hawaii.edu); Marshall Islands Liaison, Sea Grant: Max Sudnovsky (msudnovsky@cmi.edu); Press Contact, Sea Grant: Cindy Knapman (lknapman@hawaii.edu, 808-387-7634) (Honolulu, HI) – An interdisciplinary research team from Hawaiʻi and the Republic ...
Research vessel on the water

Voice of the Sea wins nine Telly Awards

June 4, 2020 With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the Voice of the Sea television series, produced by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant), took home nine awards in the ...
Cover illustration of The Three Io Brothers

The Three ‘Io Brothers and the Big Bad Hurricane

by Keri Kodama There lived three ‘Io brothers on the island of Hawai‘i. They had just left their nests and were on their way to make their living in the world. Each had bought his own house on the mountainside ...
Headshot of Beth Lenz

U.S. House of Representatives hosts Hawai‘i Sea Grant’s 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

February 27, 2020 (Honolulu, HI) – Beth Lenz, who recently completed her PhD in marine biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, will be spending one year in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. as a John ...
Students stand in knee-deep water to take measurements

Fostering a SOEST culture of place-based and community-based pedagogy in support of coastal sustainability in Hawaiʻi

 Research Projects 2020-2022 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Barbara Bruno Co-INVESTIGATORS: Daniela Bottler-Wilson, Jennifer Engels Graduate Scholars: Tineill Dudoit In Hawai‘i and the Pacific, coastal communities are facing unprecedented stresses, which are adversely impacting water quality, quantity, and ecosystem health. The solutions lie ...
opening spread for "the joy of limu" article, Ka Pili Kai Hooilo 2019

The Joy of Limu

by Miwa TamanahaLimu is food, first and foremost, for fish, forming part of the foundation of a complex trophic web that spans from plankton to people. Limu is also food for people, probably most commonly brought to mind as an ...