Join us for OCEANIA's annual meeting
May 21st from 5–7:30 pm
Meet at the Waikīkī Aquarium for a 1.5 hour walking field trip with Dolan Eversole of University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant. We will end back at the aquarium for our annual business meeting. Please bring snacks to share!
More information about the walking field trip:
Approximately 2 miles on sidewalk.
Please wear comfortable shoes and consider a hat and other sun protection.
Water fountains are located along the walking tour.
This walking field trip will provide an overview of Urban Honolulu (Waikīkī)
management challenges and the adjacent Ala Wai canal and watershed. Participants will learn about the Waikīkī coastal management efforts in Waikīkī and the challenges facing coastal resources managers tasked with managing this critically important area. The field trip will introduce and showcase public and private partnerships in Waikiki focused on beach management and the Ala Wai Watershed to improve the water quality of the Ala Wai Canal as well as other major regional resilience and sustainability efforts, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers $350 million Ala Wai Flood Control Project and new cutting edge proposed projects for sea water air conditioning for Honolulu and Waikiki, using Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). We will highlight and describe new collaborative partnerships for sustainability and resilience in the region that directly engage and apply University research. Participants will learn about the role of community partnerships developed and fostered by Hawai‘i Sea Grant and share lessons learned and opportunities for future collaboration and improvements.