Hawaii Sea Grant seeks volunteers to help document King Tides

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program once again invites the public to help document king tides, or high water level events, as part of its research project to better understand the impacts of sea level rise. Interested citizen scientists submitted photo surveys captured this week and can do so again July 31 and Aug. 1.

As noted on Hawaii Sea Grant’s King Tides Project website, “King Tides provide a window into our future because today’s high tides are tomorrow’s average sea levels. You — our citizen scientists — can add to our free, publicly accessible and crowd sourced dataset by photographing King Tides at places important to you throughout Hawai‘i and Oceania.”

Photos, observations, date, time and location of photos can be submitted through the Hawai’i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project web platform, accessible on smartphones and desktop computers.

Those who are interested can sign up online and providing a name and email, and view video tutorials on how to participate.

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