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
February 2021

A Hawaiian seawall. Photo by: Jason Jacobs, Flickr.

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

Creature of the Month
February 2021

A broad stingray. Photo by: Ratha Grimes, Flickr.

Scientific name: Dasyatis lata
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Upcoming MOP-Sponsored Events


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Water Safety Presentation 

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: zoom.us 

Join us as we listen to Liv Wheeler give a presentation about general water safety! This presentation can be informational for anyone from scuba divers to swimmers!


Hanauma Bay Talks

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: zoom.us

Join us as we listen to the talk titled “Climate Resilience and Equity: The Nexus of Community-Center Solutions” presented by Lala Nuss and Anna Mines. 



MOP Hangout

Saturday, March 13th, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am
Location: zoom.us 

Come hangout with us on zoom! This is a time for all MOPers to hang out and catch up! All current and alumni MOP students are welcome. 



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