What is the Marine Option Program (MOP)?

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The Marine Option Program (MOP) is a University of Hawaiʻi system-wide certificate program, offered on all UH campuses, providing educational opportunities for students from all disciplines who are interested in the ocean.
MOP Certificate Program

Featured Seawords Article: September 2022

Indigenous Science and Scientists: Our Future

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The Marine Option Program is generously supported by NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office.

Creature of the Month September 2022:

Pacific Golden PloverKōlea 

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Upcoming MOP-Sponsored Events: Stay tuned for Fall 2022 Events


See the source imageMOP Back to School BBQ

Bellows Beach

Sunday, September 11th 12pm-2pm

Come join us at the beach for food, fun and meeting fellow MOPers. Potluck style so please bring something. 🙂



See the source imageMalama Maunalua Workday

Malama Maunalua

Saturday, September 24th 9Am-12pm

We will be going to the bay to aid in restoration. You may get a bit wet and dirty for this one. 


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HIMB Tour & Snorkel

Moku O Lo’e

Saturday, October 8th 9AM-12pm

This tour is a great opportunity to learn about the research being done at UH and to snorkel the beautiful waters around the island. 

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