Science Symposium: West Hawaii's Marine Ecosystem

September 15, 2017  

About the Symposium

When: December 5-6, 2017
Where: Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi

Information on the location, registration, accommodations, and abstract submission will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jamison Gove
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (808) 725-5570
Email: jamison.gove@noaa.gov

The focus of this two-day science symposium is to provide a forum for scientists, managers, and community organizations to present and discuss information about the coastal marine ecosystem of West Hawaiʻi. This symposium is led by NOAA's West Hawaiʻi Integrated Ecosystem Assessment, a program that brings together citizens, scientists, resource managers, and policymakers to better understand and manage marine ecosystems.

Expert speakers will present during the two-day event, covering a variety of topics including cetaceans, larval dispersal and recruitment, fish and coral reef communities, community-based efforts, and decision-support tools for resource management in West Hawaiʻi.

With bright reef fish and corals, the coastal ocean of West Hawaiʻi is a complex, dynamic ecosystem with biological diversity and high productivity that is important to fisheries, tourism, and marine research (Video: NOAA Fisheries/Jamison Gove).