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University of Hawai'i Sea Grant achieved college status in 1972 and is based at the University of Hawai'i in Honolulu. Hawai'i Sea Grant developed a new model for Sea Grant that is based fundamentally on enhanced collaboration - the center of excellence model. There are currently six centers of excellence that bring the capabilities of the broader university community to the people of Hawai'i.

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Hawai'i Sea Grant By the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN HAWAI'I RESULTED IN*

$6.8M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

16372

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

2028

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT RESTORED OR PROTECTED

3508

VOLUNTEER HOURS

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in Summer 2021 for work conducted February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. 

Hawai`i Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Hawai`i Sea Grant Experts


Dennis Hwang, JD

Coastal Hazard Mitigation Specialist - Dennis combines his science and law background to focus on implementing science into community decisions and help mitigate hurricane, tsunami, flood, erosion, wind and earthquake impacts.


"Seeing the impacts of some areas hit by a hurricane...drives me to try to help people to prepare, even if they don’t want to."

Hawai`i Stories and News

NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help address disaster impacts and recovery with three new projects

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NOAA’s Sea Grant and Disaster Preparedness Programs help address disaster impacts and recovery with three new projects

Hurricanes. Flood events. Oil spills. When disaster strikes, communities come together to respond. NOAA Sea Grant and NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Program are partnering to help communities respond to and recover from these occurrences through three projects that strengthen local preparedness measures.
 

Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

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Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

Guide will help coastal communities plan for significant sea level rise

Community planners and decision makers now have an application guide to help them plan for the significant sea level rise the United States is expected to see in the next 30 years. The guide is a response to the 2022 Interagency Sea Level Rise report, which projected about a foot of higher waters, on average, along U.S. coastlines by 2050. 

Episode 4: STEAMing Along

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Episode 4: STEAMing Along

A Conversation with Beth Lenz, Keith Ellenbogen, and Syma Ebbin about Art and Science.

In this episode of On My Coast, we’re joined by Beth Lenz (Assistant Director for Diversity and Community Engagement at Hawai'i Sea Grant), Keith Ellenbogen (Associate Professor of Photography at SUNY the Fashion Institute of Technology & Visiting Artist at MIT Sea Grant), and Syma Ebbin (Research Coordinator at Connecticut Sea Grant & Associate Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut) for a roundtable-style conversation about art and science. 

Portions of this live conversation have been edited for clarity.

Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

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Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and Office of Sustainable Fisheries awarded approximately $900,000 of FY21 federal funds to support projects that will initiate “Food from the Sea'' career development programs. With these funds, Sea Grant programs and partners will work collaboratively with members of the fishing industry to identify training needs and develop updated and/or new resources and programming to address those needs.  

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

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NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

NOAA Sea Grant today announced $3.5 million in federal funding to support two efforts aiding sustainable growth of U.S. seafood, one focused on improving coordination for marine aquaculture development and another that addresses COVID-19 impacts to seafood resources.  

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