PI-CASC Presents at Inaugural Global Island Studies Webinar

June 24-25, 2020

PI-CASC staff presented at the first Global Island Studies Webinar hosted by the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA). The event includes 68 presenters globally and 17 moderators over 31 straight hours of presentations from around the world. The event was a festival of contributions from around and about our ‘world of islands.’ For more info on this conference, please visit the abstract list and program here.

Scott Laursen (Manager Climate Corps) and Bethany Morrison (County of Hawai’i Planning) presented on Tuesday afternoon on the MCC’s shoreline erosion case study. The presentation title was, “Manager Climate Corps: collaborative research pathways across diverse worldviews.” They co-presented on the coproduction process, research collaborations, and the shoreline erosion case study with on-the-ground policy impacts.

To complement this presentation, Darcy Yogi also presented on another example of manager and community-driven research pathways. The presentation title was “Drawing on Cultural Heritage to develop Sustainable Ecosystem-service rich Relationships with Nature: The Hawaiian Fish Pond Example.” This presentation highlighted work to help loko i‘a (Hawaiian fishponds) adapt to climate change challenges by developing an integrated and expansive climate needs assessment with and for the state-wide fishpond network to emphasize the pivotal roles of community, cultural, and environmental health.