Haunane Kane just graduated with her MS in Coastal Geology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
Along with her applied graduate studies, Kane is also learning a traditional skill and perspective of navigation while sailing with the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Kane is investigating the spatial and temporal effects that sea-level rise may have upon wetlands and other coastal ecosystems. Her analysis is informed by digital elevation models, inundation mapping, and the use of a local-relative model of sea level rise. Previously as an undergraduate, Kane assessed the vulnerability of cultural assets due to erosion using shoreline trend techniques.
Learn more in this video, “Navigating through generations,” by ʻŌiwi TV, where the Hawaiian language, culture, and perspective thrive (www.oiwi.tv).