NOAA to award $1.7 million to UH/SOEST for ocean research

The federal government will award the University of Hawai‘i more than $1.7 million to fund its Sea Grant College Program and its management of the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kāne‘ohe, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

“These programs are part of the statewide momentum to preserve and restore our natural resources,” said Schatz in a news release. “I’m glad they will have the funding they need for research, field projects, and community engagement.”

The Sea Grant College Program will receive $1,058,582. The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) will also receive $690,000 to fund its management of the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Read more about it in Big Island Now, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and The Garden Island.