“reef0653” by Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPR. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.


Hawai‘i is situated within one of the richest ecosystems on Earth .  Few places on Earth support a diversity of marine and terrestrial life as splendid as the Hawaiian archipelago.  From volcanic peaks to the deep ocean trenches, and spanning all kingdoms of life, students and researchers in SOEST have easy access to laboratory and field facilities that facilitate world-class research and study of some of the most unique, endangered, and endemic marine and terrestrial ecosystems on Earth.