Research

Estimating Thermal Comfort and Energy Use with Future Warmer Weather

Estimating Thermal Comfort and Energy Use with Future Warmer Weather

Estimating Thermal Comfort and Energy Use with Future Warmer Weather The whole-building energy model estimates that the prototypical, unconditioned multifamily building in Honolulu, HI will be warmer and less comfortable in the future, but ceiling fans and design strategies to ...
Flyer for 2023 Research Symposium

2023 Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Research Symposium

2023 Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Research Symposium Friday December 8, 2023 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (followed by pau hana) Location: Keoni Auditorium, East-West Center About the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Research Symposium This in-person symposium showcases ocean and coastal research projects ...
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Students work on a net zero energy initiative for the UH Manoa campus

Student research assistants study energy consumption patterns of the UH Manoa Campus Sea Grant has teamed up with the UH Office of Sustainability to manage a vast quantity of electricity metering data while also training and educating students. Students have ...
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Sea Grant awards $8.1 million to strengthen community resilience nationwide

Sea Grant awards $8.1 million to strengthen community resilience nationwide   February 2, 2023 (Honolulu, HI) – To build on Sea Grant’s nationwide initiatives to improve coastal community resilience, NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program recently announced two complementary initiatives ...
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Envisioning Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies in Waikīkī

Waikīkī is the economic hub of Hawai‘i’s tourism industry and is threatened by flooding from sea level rise, king tides, high wave events, rainfall and storm drain backflow, groundwater inundation, and overflow of the Ala Wai canal. This research merges ...
Screenshot-Hawai‘i Cesspool Prioritization Tool

Hawai‘i Cesspool Hazard Assessment & Prioritization Tool

Hawai‘i Cesspool Prioritization Tool  The Hawai‘i Cesspool Prioritization Tool (HCPT) is a map-based tool that displays the prioritization level for each of Hawai‘i's 83,000+ cesspools. Per Act 125 Session Laws of Hawai‘i (2017), all cesspool owners are required to upgrade, ...
Rootlets abound in a brown chunk of mud held for the camera

Sneaking up on mud

by Becca Lensing In between mud sample collections, Uncle Clay Ching, of Hallelujah Hou fishing on Molokaʻi, gave us a crash course on throw net fishing on one of the largest fringing reef flats in the world. He taught us ...
The Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant effluent pipe extends approximately one mile offshore outside of the Hilo break wall.

Bacteroides: The clingy bacteria that mammals just can’t shake

by Nicolas VanderzylEvery parent knows the feeling: sneaking away to the restroom, yearning for a few minutes to yourself, only to be interrupted in seconds by light knocks and fifty questions. But alas, even if you aren’t a parent, you ...
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Treating climate anxiety with action

by Devynn Wulstein (she/her)Imagine flipping to the back synopsis of a random book in the bookstore and reading this: "The year is 2021. A pandemic has swept across the globe, leaving a tidal wave of scientific denial, and fueling greater ...
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Feed me! How examining larval diets could be a game-changer for aquaculture

by Cassie Kaʻapu-LyonsNext time you visit your local pet store, take a look at the fishes. Many of the freshwater fishes available to you have been bred and raised in captivity, but most marine fishes have been harvested from the ...