Telly Award-winning Voice of the Sea highlights PI-CASC in newest episode

Image shows Tom Giambelluca chatting with Kanesa Seraphin in the field on HaleakalaTom Giambelluca talks with Voice of the Sea host, Kanesa Seraphin, about his climate work on Maui.

    This weekend the half-hour science program Voice of the Sea will premiere an episode highlighting the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center and two important research projects that have been funded by the center.

    Called "Climate from the Mountains to the Past," the episode begins by discussing with Tom Giambelluca, from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Abby Frazier, from the US Forestry Service, their work on Maui investigating how climate change may affect the role that high elevation forests play in the freshwater resources for island communities. Then, host Kanesa Seraphin talks with Rosie Alegado and Kilika Bennett, of Hawai‘i Sea Grant's Center for Integrated Science, Knowledge, and Culture, about their work using century-old local observations, as recorded in archived Hawaiian language newspapers, to discover evidence of past El Niño events in changes to weather patterns.

    Voice of the Sea is a weekly television series, produced by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education, which focuses on telling stories of scientific and cultural work in the Pacific to engage the community in environmental and societal issues in exciting and inspiring ways. The show airs across the Pacific Basin, in Hawai‘i, US territories, and the affiliated Pacific regions, reaching tens of thousands of viewers each week. Since first airing in 2014, the show has won 14 Telly Awards for its excellence.

    This episode, the eighth of season five, premiered June 9th at 4 pm and June 10th at 5:30 pm on KFVE (channel 5), and is now available online at youtube and vimeo.