Sea-Level Rise Learning Trip
The “SLR Learning Trip” was organized between the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Hawaiʻi Philanthropy Forum, with funding from the Harold K.L Castle Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The trip took a delegation of Honolulu City & County and Hawaiʻi State officials to Miami, Charleston, and Boston for a tour organized around the theme of adaptation to chronic flooding.
Identifying Multiple Values for Beaches and Coastlines Under SLR
Faculty researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO), College of Social Sciences (CSS) Sustainability Cluster, the School of Ocean, Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST), and Institute for Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) secured a National Science Foundation Coastlines and People (NSF CoPe) grant. This work utilizes an integrative valuation framework for three coastal communities to assess the suite of benefits of and tradeoffs between values associated with beaches and coastlines in Hawaiʻi under varying scenarios of sea-level rise. This study extends through the end of 2021.
UHM-COFA Intersections Workshop
The Office of the Provost, Institute of Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) and Center for Pacific Island Studies (CPIS) co-hosted a meeting in July 2019 of faculty, staff, and researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) who work and/or conduct research in Island nations whose relations with the United States are governed by bilateral treaties generally referred to as the Compacts of Free Association (COFA). ISR aims to foster cross-campus, multidisciplinary curricular programs and research in sustainability and resilience, organized under the Office of the Provost.
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation-Funded Graduate Assistantship
The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF) is funding the work of a graduate student scholarship to work in conjunction with the Institute of Sustainability and Resilience (ISR) and the Honolulu City & County Climate Change Commission. The role of the student scholarship is to support the research of the Commission.