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.
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Featured Seawords Article
October 2021

Lighthouse. Photo by: Kaelan Duncan, Flickr.

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

Creature of the Month June 2022:

Hawaiian Red Shrimp‘Ōpae ‘ula

Halocaridina rubra. Photo by: Carnat Joel, Flickr.

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


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It’s almost Summer! Best of luck on finals and can’t wait to see you all for next semester’s events. 🙂


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