Environment

Atlas of Hawaiian Watersheds & Their Aquatic Resources
This Atlas was created in a joint effort between the Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources and Bishop Museum, enabling the downloading of information for 430 watersheds.

Coral Health Atlas
This site provides basic information about coral health and diseases along with researchers’ data on coral disease prevalence at several sites around Hawaiʻi Island.

Hawai‘i Coastal Zone Management Program
This system guides human activities to ensure that land and water uses are designed and carried out in a manner that sustains the resources and their values. Given multiple interests in these precious resources, government and public partnerships can help provide comprehensive and coordinated research, policy development, and public education on ocean and coastal interests toward sustaining a healthy coastal zone. Look under the Resources tab and choose Publications where you will find a Climatic Atlas of Tropical Cyclone Tracks Over the Central North Pacific, Tsunami - The Great Waves, and other pertinent links.

Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute
HNEI has coordinated research and development interests and played an important catalytic role in bridging university research with many organizations. Its research has involved faculty representing many UH colleges and departments, researchers from numerous U.S. and foreign universities, and post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students from the University of Hawaiʻi and other major academic institutions.

Hawai‘i Nature Center
The Center is dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation and understanding of Hawai‘i’s natural environment, and encouraging wise stewardship of precious Island ecosystems for residents and visitors.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Its online weekly newsletter for the general public (written since 1994 by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory) provides current information about Hawaiian volcanoes and related topics, including eruption updates and earthquake epicenter maps as well as access to past online issues.

Hawai‘i Weather Patterns - Asia-Pacific Digital Library - Kapiʻolani Community College
Wind and weather are related to the movement and strength of air pressure systems. As climate rolls north and south with the seasons, Hawai‘i experiences a range of tropical, subtropical, and mid-latitude weather patterns.

Hawai‘i Weekly Crop Weather Report
The Report is issued by the United States Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture.

Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i is the only non-profit organization devoted solely to the protection of Hawai‘i's native forest and wildlife. Linked to the national organization, this page provides information about the local organization, opportunities for involvement, Hawai‘i preserves and hike information, extinctions, and biodiversity.

NOAA’s Sea Level Rise Modeling Tool
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Sea Level Rise Viewer modeling tool is used to focus on specific locations to simulate sea level rise scenarios.

Office of Environmental Quality Control
The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) planners review and comment on hundreds of environmental disclosure documents each year. At the request of the Governor, the Director of OEQC is empowered to coordinate and direct State agencies in matters concerning environmental quality.

Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) - Marine Mammal Research Center
The Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) conducts research on the population biology and stock status of Hawaiian monk seals and central and western Pacific cetaceans (whales and dolphins). The goals of the program are to enhance the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal population and to obtain abundance and distribution data on the 25 species of cetaceans known to occur within the region.

Rainfall Atlas of Hawaiʻi
The Hawaiian Islands have one of the most diverse rainfall patterns on earth. Knowledge of the mean rainfall patterns is critically important for a variety of resource management issues, including ground water and surface water development and protection, controlling and eradicating invasive species, protecting and restoring native ecosystems, and planning for the effects of global warming.

State of Hawaiʻi - Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) - Natural Area Reserves (NAR)
The statewide Natural Area Reserves System was established to preserve in perpetuity specific land and water areas which support communities, as relatively unmodified as possible, of the natural flora and fauna, as well as geological sites, of Hawai‘i

United States Geological Survey
In The Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i - Portrait of a Sediment-Threatened Fringing Reef - Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5101 U.S.G.S. researchers and their colleagues have developed and applied an integrated approach to the reefs of Moloka‘i, combining geology, oceanography, and biology to provide an in-depth understanding of the processes that have made these reefs grow and that now limit them. The entire report may be downloaded.