Sea Grant Research Improves Quality of Life

UH Sea Grant College Program

About the UH Sea Grant College Program

The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant) works for the people of Hawai‘i. It funds targeted, leading-edge research on the challenges and opportunities facing our coastal communities. Extension faculty apply the results of this research to improve our quality of life, now and for future generations.

Your generous support helps Sea Grant reach out to more people in our community, educate students and fund the highest-quality research.

Private gifts support many programs that impact our community

  • Outreach to keep Hawai‘i safe during natural hazards, including authoring and distributing over 50,000 copies of the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards.
  • Protecting our environment by educating over one million people each year about coral reefs, marine mammals and sea turtles in our Hanauma Bay Education Program.
  • Empowering local Hawai‘i communities to manage their own nearshore resources leading to local bans on collecting wild fish for the aquarium trade.
  • Promotion of sustainable energy and water use in buildings through testing and application of new technologies.

Here’s how you can help:

  • $50 pays for 10 water-quality testing kits for homeowners to ensure safe drinking water.
  • $100 buys a copy of the 560-page color textbook Reef and Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands for a local library or school.
  • $500 sponsors 30 primary students to attend a Hanauma Bay Education Program field course.
  • $1,000 prints 500 copies of the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards.
  • $5,000 provides 12 local teachers with 13 hours of continuing education in marine science connected to the new Next Generation Science Standards.

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For Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future