Welcome to the
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands! This site is a collaborative
effort of many
agencies and organizations
working together to malama (care for) this special place and
bring it to you.
Teacher's Guide to Navigating Change is available for
Year of the Reef/Our Sea of Islands Education Expedition
here to read the expedition Blog.
Educators learn from Waikalua Loko
Fishpond with Herb Lee
July 13th the NOAA
Ship Hi'ialakai departed Honolulu
on an 11 day expedition
to the Papahānaumokuākea
Marine National Monument to celebrate International
Year of the Reef. Educators from across Oceania are participating
in the voyage, as
well as cultural practiotioners from Hawai'i, cultural
archaeologists, and scientists who study the deep sea.
Simulating the steep uneven terran found on Nihoa at Makapu'u
lighthouse trail to the tidepools.
Through this learning experience we hope to share knowledge
on how marine conservation works, what is successful and
what is not, and we will use Papahānaumokuākea as
an example for what to strive for, the high bar for Hawaiian
conservaton. Participants have come from Palau, Marshall
Islands, Kiribas, Cook Islands, Fiji, Australia, American
Samoa, and thee participants from Hawai'i.
Click here to
read the expedition Blog.
here to see where the Hi'ialakai is now.
here to see current data from the ship.
2007 Research Expedition
Census of Marine Life 2006
NWHI Benthic Habitat Mapping, Maritime Archaeology, and
Education Expedition, June-July 2006
NWHI Ecosystem Connectivity, Apex Predator Movement, and Coral
Health Assessment Expedition, May-June 2006
2005 Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP)
2005 Education Expedition
NWHI Maritime Archaeology, Ecosystem Connectivity, Mapping
and Coral Disease Expedition 2005
NWHI RAMP Ecological Assessment and Monitoring Expedition 2004
NOWRAMP 2002 Research Expedition
See the journals and feature stories or watch the great videos developed in collaboration with Bishop Museum and NASA!
final Navigating Change Teacher's Guide is available
for download. Click here!
goal of Navigating
Change is to motivate, encourage and
people to take action to improve the environmental conditions
in their own backyards, especially as it pertains to our
reef ecosystems. We want people to take responsibility for
the stewardship and sustainability of our islands and our
ocean. We are targeting our message to the youth of Hawai`i
because the future is in their hands. Classroom
curriculum and more are available. To learn more about
Navigating Change click
the Navigating Change Modules online! Click
Ask About It! You can participate! On
many pages you will see an "Ask About It" link that
looks like this:
can use the link to ask a question about the topic of the
page you are reading, and our reply will appear on the same
page. So, start browsing to learn more about the NWHI!