Northwestern Hawaiian Islands research website launched

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology announced Monday the launch of its new website showcasing the science from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership, states a HIMB press release.

“Those interested in the exciting and dynamic research coming out of HIMB now have an easy to use forum and site to access information,” said Dr. Robert Toonen, principal investigator for the HIMB Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership.

HIMB’s new NWHI Research Partnership website will highlight the research coming out of the NWHI also known as Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

The objective of the site is to bring the research findings from this partnership into the hands of interested community members, students and partners, serving a wide range of audiences and interests.

The newly redesigned site has been improved to provide understandable information to the public about the research being conducted both in the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

The site also has enhanced resources including up-to-date news and release center, events calendar, and online forums on related research topics. The site features exclusive research projects to the partnership, and provides expanded content, articles and images, as well as a new easy to navigate system.

Carlie Wiener, outreach and research specialist on the project, said, “The new site is more intuitive and provides a new place to access information relating to our education programs and research. The site showcases the incredible beauty and unique features of the Hawaiian Archipelago that are currently being studied by scientists at HIMB.”

Facts, pictures and new projects are some of the features on the new site. Access to professional resources such as research databases, publications and releases for download is also available. The site is organized to provide quick and direct access for all audiences.

Visitors to the site can explore volunteer and education opportunities. There is also a glossary of scientific definitions and an interactive event calendar.

Visit www.hawaii.edu/himb/nwhi to access the new website.

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