TOPICS: EDUCATION

A Ho‘olaule‘a of Knowledges

A HO‘OLAULE‘A OF KNOWLEDGES On Friday, February 23, 2018 Hawai‘i Sea Grant’s Center for Integrated Science, Knowledge, and Culture (now Center for Integrated Knowledge Systems) hosted an evening of education and entertainment! Featuring keynote speaker Sir Tīmoti Kāretu, a champion ...

A Preview of Upcoming Episodes

In this special episode we preview some upcoming Voice of the Sea stories. We'll be learning about life in American Samoa and what makes it unique.  We'll meet people managing it's natural resources. Fom chiefs to ethnographers, who study the ...

Aloha Bowl

Hawaiʻi Ocean Sciences Bowl, February 15th, 2020 On Saturday, February 15th, 2020, high school students from all over the state competed in the Hawaiʻi regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), called the Aloha Bowl. Team Punahou (pictured ...

An Intro to Voice of the Sea

In this special debut episode, we preview some of the stories we’ll tell this season on Voice of the Sea, including fishponds, beaches, Tara expedition, aquaponics, oysters, algae, and volcanoes Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 1 on Vimeo or Youtube ...

Aquaponics and Wind Turbines

We meet Maui visionary Tony Liserre who shows us his home aquaponics system and unique wind turbine system Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 3 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grade 5: ...

Building Science Experiments

In this episode, we’re designing, building, and conducting underwater experiments to learn about macro algae, fish, and the reef’s interdependencies. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 12 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: ...

Building Super Corals

In this episode, we're at the Gump Research Station, on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, checking out the molecular lab. They're studying corals, fresh from the reef for long-term studies that will teach us about the future of ...

Cancer and Cone Snails

How the cone snails of Guam and corals of Palau are used in cancer research Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 18 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: Structure and Function Activity: Invertebrate ...

Center for Marine Science Education Infographic

The Center Serves To: Build partnerships and enhance marine science education at all levels Connect scientists, teachers, students, and life-long learners Act as a repository and a point of initiation for new ocean science and ocean education projects Resulting In: ...

Collecting Data Aboard the Tara Oceans Expedition

We are back onboard the Tara to learn more about the research and crew of this ship. Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 5 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: Wayfinding and Navigation Activity: Navigating with Nautical Charts Further ...

Coral Reseach on Moorea

In this episode, we learn about the importance of long-term marine research in a changing environment. Researchers from UC Santa Barbara have been studying the reefs in French Polynesia, on the island of Moorea, for over two decades. Their research ...

Corals in a Changing World

In this episode, scientist Ruth Gates talks about why corals are dying at alarming rates across the world. She explains the effects that coral reefs have on the food chain as well as the role science can play in trying ...

Crown of Thorns Invades Samoa

In this episode we visit the National Park in American Samoa with ecologist Tim Clark. We’ll be doing some underwater surveying, looking for outbreaks of the crown of thorns starfish, which is devastating reefs across the Pacific. Tim and his ...

Deep Sea Lab

We learn about the creatures of the deep sea and how we study them with oceanographer Jeff Drazen Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 9 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grade 3: Survival in ...

Discovering Mokupapapa and ARMS

We tour the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo where we meet Virginia Branco and Patricia Richardson. Then we learn about Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) from Megan Moew Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 12 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch ...

External Websites

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home The Environmental Protection Agency site on Green Infrastructure. This site contains information to help you build and learn about national partnerships.The National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network is a collection of outreach ...

Farming Fish

We check out the supersized aquaponics setup at Maui Aquaponics, where Ed Cichon and Chris Kiser show us how they grow talapia and lettuce in a pest and fertilizer free environment. We then tour UH Sea Grant Hilo's sturgeonfish and ...

Farming Oysters and Algae

We tour the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources center at UH Hilo where they grow oysters and oyster food Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 7 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grade 3: Ecosystem ...

First Lady of Limu

by Dr. Celia Smith, Bill Thomas, Kawika Winter, and Mazie K. Hirono, U.S. SenatorI first met Dr. Isabella Abbott as she emerged from nearly 30 years at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, as its first woman, and first minority, ...

Fish Ears and Algae

We're in Guam looking at the bones in fish ears to determine their age.  Then we're studying algae. We'll check out some samples researchers have gathered and we'll learn why algae is so hard to classify. Watch the trailer for Season ...

Fish Spawning Aggregations

Researchers Terry Donaldson and Pat Colin talk about fish spawning aggregations - elusive and amazing events Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 19 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: Energy, Growth, Development Question ...

Food Webs of the Open Ocean

In this episode, Jeff Drazen, lead scientist of the Kilo Moana research cruise, explains how research is revising our understanding of what deep sea animals feed on. Watch the trailer for Season 2, Episode 13  on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this ...

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

PI: Barbara Bruno
The goal of this project is to train geoscience faculty at UH Mānoa in place-based teaching practices in order for them, in turn, to train a diverse, local workforce and community to address the critical needs of our islands in enhancing coastal resilience and sustainability.

Green Infrastructure Practices

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home Green infrastructures have a lot of benefits and can be implemented during construction or as retrofits. On this page you can browse summaries on green infrastructures practices. Rain Garden/Bioretention Area Bioswale Permeable Pavements Flow-Through ...

Hawai‘i Sea Grant Announces 2020 Finalist for John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

July 24, 2019   (Honolulu, HI) – Beth Lenz, a PhD candidate in marine biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, was chosen to be one of only 69 finalists nationwide for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in ...

Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program

HAWAIʻI SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program provided skills training to graduate students preparing to become scientists and coastal and ocean resource managers through opportunities to engage in outreach, science communication, and informal education ...

Hawaii Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook

As a coastal homeowner, have you ever wondered where to get technical, yet easy to understand information about minimizing erosion concerns on your property? Or as a contractor have you thought about how vulnerable your building is to a hurricane? ...

Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

What’s New in 4.0 Evacuation Planning – New resources, summarized in Tables can help families create their emergency and evacuation plans. Table 3-5 summarizes this Part of the book and provides interactive links for: (i) tsunami evacuation maps important for ...

How Fish help Corals Grow

In this episode, scientist Andy Brooks shows off his research in the beautiful waters of French Polynesia. Andy and his colleagues have mapped changes in the reefs of Moorea for over 15 years and are studying the effects of fish ...

Intertidal Algae and Invertebrates

We’re learning about different types of algae and invertebrates with researchers from the OPIHI project, who are working with teachers and students around the state of Hawai’i to monitor the health of the intertidal environment Watch the trailer for Season ...

Jellyfish Lake

We meet research assistant Gerda Ucharm, who takes us to the world famous Jellyfish Lake of Palau. Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 15 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: Phylum Cnidaria Weird ...

Ka Pili Kai Fall 2016

Center of Excellence: Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience Center of Excellence: Marine Science Education Center of Excellence: Smart Building and Community Design Center of Excellence: Sustainable Coastal Tourism Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation To address the needs, ...

Ka Pili Kai Ho‘oilo 2018

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. Welcome to our inaugural issue of the new Ka Pili Kai! Embracing knowledge from generations past and present: For our dedicated readers who have been receiving and reading our quarterly ...

Ka Pili Kai Ho‘oilo 2019

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. Limu Gifts from the Sea The legendary Dr. Isabella (Izzie) Kauakea Aiona Abbott, fondly (and aptly) nicknamed “The First Lady of Limu,” would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year ...

Ka Pili Kai Kau 2019

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. Ola I Ka Wai Water is Life The myriad issues surrounding water – water rights and law, water availability, changing climate and rainfall patterns, and understanding our aquifers in Hawai‘i ...

Ka Pili Kai Spring 2016

Humpback Whale Vocal Communications Between Mothers and Calves Wastewater’s Influence on Coastal Groundwater Quality and the Health of Coral Reefs in Maunalua Bay, O‘ahu Attack of the Drones: Characterizing Groundwater Discharge on Maui Using the Latest Research Tools Simulating Sea-Level ...

Ka Pili Kai Summer 2016

Hawai‘i ’s Water Resources Submarine Groundwater Discharge Water Resources Research Center Highlight: Dr. Aly El-Kadi UH Water Resources Research Center and Sea Grant Partner on $20 M Water Sustainability Project Increasing Access to Safe Drinking Water on Hawai‘i Island The ...

Ka Pili Kai Winter 2016

50 Years of Putting Science to Work for Coastal Communities O‘ahu Maui Hawai‘i Island Kaua‘i Pacific Region 50 Years of Putting Science to Work for Coastal Communities In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed The National Sea Grant College and Program ...

Korea Sea Grant Week 2019

Korea Sea Grant Week 2019 In August, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant, along with members from California Sea Grant, Guam Sea Grant and Oregon Sea Grant, participated in Korea Sea Grant Week 2019 at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) ...

Life in American Samoa

In this episode, we journey to American Samoa to meet researchers, scientists, village chiefs, and everyday citizens to see how they're coping with a changing ocean.  We'll learn about the history, culture, natural resources, and challenges American Samoa faces from ...

Limu Traditions

by Lurline Wailana McGregor“When I was growing up, if you went to a lūʻau, you would know who prepared the food and what area it came from by just knowing the taste of the limu and the kinds of limu ...

Local High Schools Thunder Into University of Hawai‘i at Manoa For Aloha Bowl

February 1, 2018 (Honolulu, HI) – Most teenagers hope to spend the weekend catching up on sleep and spending time with friends. But this Saturday, students around the state will instead be putting their quiz bowl skills to the test ...

Longitudinal assessment: Our Project in Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal (OPIHI)

PI: Kanesa Seraphin
This project revisited the Hawaiian intertidal zone, last studied over a decade ago, to document, monitor, and assess changes in species compositions due to factors like climate change, coastal development, and the spread of invasive species. The project trained and mentored undergraduate students as interns, for college credit, gaining important, required hands-on research experience. By engaging these students as well as community members in this place-based research, 48 comprehensive surveys were completed across the state, with preliminary results suggesting the spread of invasive algae and changes to water quality.

Macroalgae Attack!

In this episode, we're in Cook's Bay, on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, checking out the reef study of PhD student Samantha Davis. Sammy is looking at the relationship between macroalgae and herbivores as macroalgae threatens to overwhelm ...

Managing Rose Atoll

In this episode, we learn about the pristine environment of Samoa's Rose Atoll with monument Manager Frank Pendleton. Frank explains his job as monument manager, working with scientists from across the Pacific to monitor the environmental health of Rose Atoll ...

Measuring Mercury in the Clean Room

In this episode, we're invited inside the cleanest room in Hawaii to see how scientists study pollutants in the food web. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 16 on Vimeo or Youtube— Season 3, Episode 16.  FULL EPISODE Or watch ...

Mercury and the Food Web

In this episode, we learn how scientists use isotope analysis to understand food webs and how organisms are interacting. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 15 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grade 5: Energy ...

Mutualism on the Reef

In this episode, we're in French Polynesia, on the island of Moorea at the Gump Research Station. Scientists are discovering exciting new examples of mutualism on the reef. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 10 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch ...

Navigating the Hōkūle’a

In this episode we meet navigator of the Hōkūle’a Ka’iulani Murphy.  She shows us the fabled canoe, and explains her role onboard. We also learn from navigator-in-training Jason Patterson. Watch the trailer for Season 2, Episode 11  on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode ...

Navigation and Traditional Sailing

We meet traditional navigator Sesario Sewralur and traditional sailor Tim Gilliom and learn about finding your way across the ocean using only your senses. Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 16 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube ...

Ocean Acidification and Snail Overpopulation

In this episode, we learn about competition on the reef and how large populations of snails are affecting coral growth in French Polynesia. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 8 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum ...

Old Newspapers, New Lessons

by James Brancho It was the late summer of 1871, and a strong hurricane had just rambled over the islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui. It scattered buildings, snapped old trees, and flooded the land. Many residents were getting to work ...

Onboard the Falkor: Mapping the Northwest Hawaiian Islands

In this episode, we're onboard the Falkor, a high tech research vessel that's just returned from mapping the bottom of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, revealing new information about the origins of Hawaii. Watch the trailer for Season 2, Episode 16 on Vimeo or Youtube ...

Onboard the Falkor: Whale Watching

In this episode, we tour the Falkor, the high tech research vessel exploring Hawaii's waters. We'll meet some of the crew, learn about their jobs, and check out the research program studying the effect of the ship's sonar system on ...

Ongoing Projects

Campus Spatial Survey and Integrated Planning Light Pollution in Hawaiʻi Delamping Initiative Forest City Military Community Energy Efficiency Monitoring Kuykendall Hall Water Resources Working Group ...

Open House of the Sea

We visit the SOEST open house to learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, waves, and the sounds of the sea. Meet Garret Apuzen-Ito, Ph.D. and Jonathan Weiss to learn about eathquakes, geophones, and seismic activity. Talk with Jared Marske Ph.D. to learn ...

Our Project In Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal (OPIHI): Examining change over time

PI: Joanna Philippoff
OPIHI, Our Project in Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal, continues a long-term effort to expand knowledge of the vulnerable intertidal zone across Hawaiʻi, engaging students and communities in collecting meaningful data used to characterize whether and how intertidal organisms’ abundance and diversity is changing over time.

Our Tiny Worlds

In this episode, we’re creating tiny ocean replicas to better understand how climate change will affect coral reefs—and to see what reefs may look like in the next century. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 9 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or ...

Palau’s International Coral Reef Research Center

In this episode we tour Palau's International Coral Reef Research Center.  Researcher Adelle Lukes shows us around the aquarium and mangrove exhibit, the extensive coral collection, fish measurement system, and research equipment they use to study sea grass. Watch the ...

Palau’s Endangered Animals

We learn about the endangered sea mammal, the dugong, and the endangered and beautiful shorebirds of Palau Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 17 on Vimeo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: Birds Activity: Local ...

Pauley Seminars in Sustainability

PAULEY SEMINARS IN SUSTAINABILITY The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program periodically hosts speakers of the highest distinction through invitations to present a Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in Sustainability. The University’s most prestigious seminar series honors the Edwin ...

Podcast #6: Intertidal Changes

Dr. Joanna Philippoff and Patrick Nichols are leading a longterm project that enlists the help of students to characterize the algae and invertebrate species of Hawaiʻi’s intertidal zone. Read more about their project here ...

Polynesian Voyaging Canoes

In this episode, we’re talking with voyaging canoe builders, navigators, and captains from Hawaii and Micronesia: Ka’iulani Murphy, Sesario Sewralur, and Tim Gilliom. These heroes share their stories and pass on knowledge to the next generation Watch the trailer for Season ...

Preserving Palau

In this episode we explore how a changing ocean is impacting this island nation.  Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 14 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grade 5: Understanding Sea Level Rise Activity: Simulating ...

Quality and Quanitity

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home Strategically placed Green Infrastructure (GI) Best Management Practices (BMP) can go a long way towards managing stormwater runoff from a water quality and flood mitigation perspective. As the development of urban and residential areas ...

Removing Invasive Algae to Restore Native Ecosystems

by Paula MoehlenkampWhile the diversity and beauty of plants on land are easily seen by us, we may often overlook their aquatic counterparts hidden beneath the sea. Algae, photosynthetic plants ranging from microscopic phytoplankton to larger seaweeds, live in fresh ...

Restoring a Hawaiian Fishpond

We meet Kimokeo Kapahulehua and learn about the restoration of Maui’s Ko’ie’ie Loko I’a Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 2 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grade 5: Food Resources and Fisheries ...

Sammy’s Reef

In this episode, we're back in Cook's Bay with graduate student Samantha Davis studying how Moorea's reefs recover from massive die-offs while other reefs around the world are not recovering. Perhaps the Moorea reefs will offer insights for maintaining reef ...

Saving Hawaii’s Beaches

We meet coastal hazards specialist, Tara Owens, on Maui to learn about beach restoration programs and what we can do to save our beaches Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 4 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode ...

Science Journalists at Sea

In this episode, students in the COSEE Journalist at Sea program go to sea on the Kilo Moana Research Vessel. They join the science expedition and report back on the important work being done there, as well as what life ...

Sciences and the Sacred: Conversations on Maunakea

Sciences and the Sacred: Conversations on Maunakea This seminar series will foreground discussions of contemporary issues surrounding Maunakea by providing our UH community with a common understanding of why Maunakea is sacred from multiple perspectives. Each seminar will pair a ...

Scientists at Sea

In this episode, we meet the researchers and crew onboard the Kilo Moana scientific research vessel.  We'll get a sense of what it's like to go to sea on a research cruise and check out the jobs and equipment onboard ...

Sea Urchin Disaster

In this episode, we look at the dramatic decline in the sea urchin population along Moorea's eastern reefs. Researcher Stella Swanson takes us out in the field as we look for evidence of what caused an entire species to be ...

Shark and Tuna Tagging

We're Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology on Moku ʻO Loʻe (Coconut Island), Oʻahu, checking out the latest in shark and tuna research. We'll investigate the types of high-tech tags used for tracking these large predators as they swim across the ...

Stella’s Sea Urchins

In this episode, we meet researcher Stella Swanson's and learn about her sea urchin study in French Polynesia. Stella and her colleague snorkel the reefs of Temae, on the island of Moorea, gathering corals for analysis and setting up fish ...

Strange Fish of The Deep

In this episode, researchers give us a peek at the strange, and sometimes very little fish, of the deep sea as we learn about the importance of these fishes to the overall ocean food web. Watch the trailer for Season 3, ...

Studying Samoan Culture

In this episode we talk to ethnographer Micah Van Der Ryn of the Samoan Studies Institute.  Micah explains what it is to be an ethnographer as he catalogs the legends, history, and customs of everyday life in Samoa. We’ll also ...

Surf Forecasting

In this episode, we meet legendary surf forecaster Pat Caldwell. Pat has been predicting ocean conditions in Hawaiʻi for over 30 years. Pat talks about the most important factors in predicting waves. He also explains rouge waves, tsunamis, and the ...

Suspended Particles in the Ocean

In this episode, researcher Hillary Close takes us through the process of using chemical isotope analysis to uncover secrets of the ocean food web hidden in tiny, suspended particles. Watch the trailer for Season 3, Episode 17 on Vimeo or Youtube. FULL EPISODE Or ...

Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI)

Teaching science as inquiry means teaching science as it is practiced. In this form of learning, content is both an end goal as well as a framework for knowledge construction. By testing principles and connections through the generation and interpretation ...

The Global Tara Oceans Expedition

We tour the famous traveling science experiment ship called the Tara and meet its crewmembers. Watch the trailer for Season 1, Episode 5 on Vim eo or Youtube.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Curriculum Connections: Grades 6-12: Wayfinding and Navigation Activity: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tools and Resources

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management Home The Hawaiʻi LID Atlas is a collection of alternative stormwater management practices currently installed across the state. The Atlas is hosted by the National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network and the University ...

Tracking Lava Flows with the USGS

We meet USGS geologists, Matt Patrick and Tristan McDonald, on the Big Island who show us what it is like to track an active lava flow, and then we head to the lab to learn how scientists, Julia Hammer, Thomas ...

Translating Hawaiian Newspapers

In this episode, we’re learning about the translation of Hawaiian Language Newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. We take a look at the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation with Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier and his team, ...

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 ...

Under the Waters of Palau

In this episode, we dive the world famous reefs of Palau, considered to be one of the best scuba destinations in the world. We meet world class underwater videographer Nick Martorano, who shares the secrets of filming underwater. Watch the ...

University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program receives nearly $1.4 million for aquaculture research

September 19, 2019   (Honolulu, HI) - The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) received nearly $1.4 million to establish a new aquaculture-focused collaborative program in Hawai‘i and the Pacific region and explore new aquaculture opportunities. Hawai‘i ...

University of Hawai‘i to survey Kailua/Lanikai and Waimanalo residents and visitors about tourism

July 18, 2019   (Honolulu, HI) – This week the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) will be conducting a series of scientific surveys of Kailua/Lanikai and Waimānalo residents, in addition to visitors, about the impact of ...

Upcoming Episode Special

In this special episode, we preview some of the upcoming stories on Voice of the Sea, including Palau's jellyfish lake, endangered animals, underwater photography, cone snails, navigation, traditional sailing, surf  forecasting, chasing sharks, tagging tuna, and more. (Note some of ...

Voice of the Sea “Learning from Experts Across the Ocean” Promo 2017

A television show highlighting ocean and coastal scientists and cultural experts from Hawai‘i and the Pacific has been running continuously since January, 2014, and airs on KVFE, The Home Team (Channel 5 and 1005) on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. The ...

Voice of the Sea wins five Telly Awards out of record-shattering number of entries from around the world

May 23, 2019   The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) is proud to announce that, out of 12,000 entries received from all 50 states and 5 continents, our Voice of the Sea television series has received ...

Voyages of Rediscovery and Discovery

by Randolph Fillmore Thousands of years ago, people indigenous to the Pacific Islands traveled in large sea-going canoes, covering huge expanses of ocean. Exploring, trading, and settling newly found islands, including today’s Hawaiian Islands, these people carried their culture with ...

Voyaging Experts Talk Story

In this episode, we go onboard three historic voyaging canoes—the Hōkūle‘a, the Alingano Maisu, and the Moʻokiha o Piʻilani. We’ll learn about the equipment, materials, and crew members onboard to see what makes each canoe unique. Watch the trailer for Season ...

What is Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management?

Hawai'i's Sea Grant's Center for Smart Building and Community Design (SBCD) began this site with the goal of educating a wide range of community members on the benefits and uses of green infrastructure (GI). Community planners across the nation have ...

Zooplankton in The Deep Sea

In this episode, we take a look at zooplankton—tiny ocean animals—with researcher Cecelia Hannides and learn how she studies zooplankton samples. — Season 3, Episode 18.  FULL EPISODE Or watch this episode on YouTube Additional Resources: Schmidt Ocean Institute profile ...