Interdisciplinary Research on Waikīkī SLR Publish in Sustainability and Oceanography Special Issues

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Graduate Research Assistants: Gerry Failano, MA, MLA & Eric Teeples, DArch.

Project Researchers: Desiree Joy Malabed, BEnvD.


Research lead by principal investigator and UH Mānoa Associate Professor Wendy Meguro and her team was published in Sustainability special issue: Sea Level Rise—Coastal Vulnerability & Adaptation Management in March, titled “A Science and Community-Driven Approach to Illustrating Urban Adaptation to Coastal Flooding to Inform Management Plans” and Oceanography, special issue Sea Grant: Science Serving America’s Coastlines and People in April, titled, “A Visionary Approach to Advancing Sea Level Rise Adaptation in an Urban Coastal Community, Waikīkī, Hawai‘i”.

The multi-year research conducted by an interdisciplinary team at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) School of Architecture (SOA)’s Environmental Research and Design Laboratory (ERDL); the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)’s Climate Resilient Collaborative (CRC); and Sea Grant College Program’s Center for Smart Building and Community Design (CSBCD) focuses on an iterative design process that illustrate possible adaptation strategies to sea level rise and includes public outreach and feedback. The effort highlights academia’s role in supporting governmental and municipal efforts to address climate change.

This research was funded by the Office of Naval Research, UH Climate Resilience Collaborative, and NOAA Project A/AS-1, Institutional Grant No. NA18OAR4170076 from the Department of Commerce and sponsored by the UH Sea Grant College Program, SOEST. The views expressed herein are the authors’ and do not necessarily represent NOAA or its sub-agencies. 

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