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: November 2022

Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Marine debris laden beach in Hawaii. NOAA; Flickr.

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



Creature of the Month November 2022:

Pom-pom Crab  

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Upcoming MOP-Sponsored Events: Month of November


See the source imageAfternoon/Night Snorkel

Kaimana Beach

Friday, November 4th        4PM-8PM

Come join for a snorkel during the afternoon to see what we can find then we’ll go back in once it’s dark to compare what new critters come out. 

See the source imageUH Marine Center Tour

UH Marine Center

Saturday, November 19th    9AM-12PM

We’ll be touring the UH Marine Center where we will get to see ROV’s and submersibles. Also, we’ll hear how to gain employment working with these pieces of equipment. 


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