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  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Project

    Working with University of Hawaii at Hilo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department is conducting analyses regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles...

  • Important Agricultural Lands Studies

    Funded by the Land Use Commission and the County of Kauai, the Department has conducted various studies on the designation of important agricultural lands. In...

  • Waikiki Pre-Disaster Recovery Project

    Working with the NDPTC and the Waikiki community, the Department is developing a pre-disaster recovery project.  The project involves conducting a risk and vulnerability analysis,...

  • Waikiki Benchmarking Study

    The Department developed and measures various indicators related to the landscaping, cleanliness, amenities, and urban environmental quality for Waikiki and makes recommendations for the improvement...

  • Traffic Safety Studies

    The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation conducts extensive research on traffic safety including occupant restraints, pedestrian safety, alcohol impaired driving, and other aspects of...

  • National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

    Funded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, develops and delivers training courses related to the safety and security of...

  • Predicting Hawaii Water Demand Under Climate Chang

    Climate change will affect supply and demand for water. If demand exceeds supply, aquifers, reservoirs and streams will be drawn down unsustainably. The goals of...

  • Climate Change Vulnerability of Wastewater Infrastructure

    This project will identify critical assets for wastewater management on Oahu vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and estimate the risk of degraded wastewater...

  • Food Security

    Use of seminars and courses to promote the concept of food security as an operational concept in public policy and the recognition of the complexities...

  • Disaster Preparedness: Building Coastal Resilience in Waianae

    In this time of great environmental and economic uncertainty, resilience has emerged as a key aspiration in long-range development and planning. Using a course project,...