Students gathered at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, April 6, to declare Kapu Aloha.
The Office of Maunakea Management’s 2009 Comprehensive Management Plan, approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources, is the state’s overarching management plan for Maunakea.
Mountains, along with their cultural roots in practice and inspiration, extends the central idea of “E Nihi Kahele: Maintaining a Kapu Aloha for Mauna Kea,” held at UH Hilo on April 9, 2015.
Later this week, we will join with Hawai‘i Community College to host a series of events designed to help us understand the varying perspectives and viewpoints about Maunakea (Mauna a Wākea)
The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaiʻi Island has prompted protests and media coverage.
The former flow front stopped just short of the Pāhoa Transfer Station early last month, creating a perfect viewing area for the public.
The students viewed seven different learning stations hosted by scientists and experts from Civil Defense, UH Hilo’s Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, UH Hilo Department of Geology, and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company.
The Discovery Chanel’s video includes an excellent explanation of how the lava mapping is done from the UAV flights in the field to the data analysis and mosaic creation done at the UH Hilo Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Laboratory.
UH Hilo geography researchers have been working with Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and Hawai‘i Island United Way to design a survey that will capture the needs of the lower Puna community affected by the lava flow.
Collaborative venture of UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College uses unmanned aerial vehicle to study lava.