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: March 2023

Dr. Celia Smith on the “First Lady of Limu”

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



Creature of the Month March 2023:

Giant Clam

Giant Clam. Photo by: Richard Ling; Flickr.

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Upcoming MOP-Sponsored Events: March Events

El alga de la muerte de Hana - FitopasiónHIMB Tour & Snorkel

Saturday, 3/4


We have great opportunity to go to HIMB on Moku O Lo’e for a tour by the Coral Resilience Lab and to snorkel the bay.

Summer Movie Nights at the DoubleTree - American Canyon Napa Valley

Movie Night

Friday, 3/25


Join us on campus for an ocean movie night with pjs, board games, and snacks!



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