Our May “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Lucas Fortini (USGS) and Dr. Scott Fretz (DLNR) who will discuss efforts to improve planning to preserve rare native species threatened by climate change and other factors.
Climate prediction / testing
The Pacific islands Climate Adaptation Science Center is aiding the effort to compile data across the Pacific region that will form the Fifth National Climate Assessment.
This augmented reality app lets you visualize the future of sea-level rise at Pu’uohonua o Honauanua National Historical Park as if you were cruising over the peninsula in a helicopter!
Coral resilience analysis in Guam and American Samoa has yielded GIS data layers suitable for mapping, looking at growth and survivability of corals under several future climate scenarios.
An inspiring video of a PI-CASC-funded Hawai’i Island was highlighted for a global audience, sharing the effectiveness of knowledge co-production to tackling climate change adaptation challenges.
Our December “Slice of PI-CASC” seminar will be presented by Dr. Phil Thompson, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Oceanography and Director of the UH Sea Level Center, at UH Mānoa.
PI: Tom Giambelluca, Professor of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Co-PI: Oliver Elison Timm, Research Assoc. Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, University of Albany
Six students completed projects in climate adaptation science for the 2021 SURF program, investigating stream flow quality and variability, coastal erosion, fish thermal tolerance, fishpond phytoplankton distribution, and reef microplastics.
PI-CASC researcher Phil Thompson is in the news with a new study that suggests coastal flooding hazards may increase in the 2030’s as sea-level rise combines with a wobble in the moon’s orbit.
The PDKE seeks to address the critical need for scientists to generate locally relevant science products for managers adapting to hotter, drier climates. Explore these factsheets for Puʻu Waʻawaʻa.