Applying science to coastal management in Hawaiʻi:
Examples of adaptation and visions of the future
with Dolan Eversole,
Coastal Management Specialist, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
Note: This will be a hybrid event with both zoom availability and guests attending in person at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics (HIG) building, room 210, on the UH Mānoa campus. Free lunch will be available for the first 25 participants.
This presentation will center on the development, use, and application of coastal science and applied research for coastal management and land-use decision-making in Hawaiʻi. Dolan Eversole, a coastal management specialist with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program will share real world examples of applied research and adaptive management, and describe the complexities of coastal land-use decision-making and policy. He will compare and contrast coastal management and land-use practices for Waikīkī, a dense urban area, with the North Shore of Oʻahu, a rural coastal community, both experiencing well-documented and highly visible, chronic, coastal erosion and exposure to coastal inundation hazards and sea-level rise. He will also discuss the importance of community engagement in developing land-use strategies, adaptation pathways, and coastal management plans, especially in light of projected sea-level conditions.
Join us for the next seminar of the “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar series hosted by the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center! The series is designed for a wide audience to learn about climate adaptation research and science-to-management applications for Hawaiʻi, the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, and beyond.