Dr. Asner showing Alu Like work-study members how to operate a drone


In 2021, the Hawaiʻi Marine Education and Research Center hosted its first open house, bringing together individuals and organizations with a passion for Hawaii’s marine life. We want to thank the community members, government organizations, academic groups, and non-profits who came to share their knowledge and learn from each other.

This gathering was representative of one of HawaiiMERC’s core goals; to connect community members to meaningful science for the sustainability of coastal and reef ecosystems in South Kona, Hawai‘i, and beyond.

Relationships and community building are essential to promoting the health of our marine ecosystems. Connecting community to science is an integral part of HawaiiMERC’s mission, and this open house was a valuable first step to starting new collaborations…

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