UH Marine Operations


University of Hawaii (UH) Marine Operations are coordinated by the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technologys (SOEST) UH Marine Center at Pier 35 in Honolulu Harbor. UH operates two major research vessels, the R/V Kilo Moana and the R/V Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa , as well as several small boats; manned submersibles; remotely operated, autonomous and towed underwater vehicles; and ocean gliders. Many of the research cruises and marine operations are done in collaboration with other specialized research groups and programs at UH, including the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), the Hawaii Mapping Research Group (HMRG), the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), the Hawaii Ocean Time Series (HOT) program, and Station Aloha.



965 N Nimitz Hwy,
Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 956-0688
(808) 587-8557(fax)


Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
After hours information:
Please contact the Marine Center ahead of time to arrange for after hours business and arrivals.