Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hanauma Bay Talk this Thursday

Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,
On Thursday evening June 30th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program continues its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.  
Thursday June 30,
“Aquaculture Activities at Hawai`i’s Natural Energy Laboratory”
Jan War, Operations Manager, Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai`i Authority
Jan will be joining us all the way from Hawaii Island on Thursday evening to discuss aquaculture activities taking place at Hawaii’s Natural Energy Laboratory.  It took some creative planning to bring him over to present so please attend and listen to what he has to say.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about aquaculture activities taking place in Hawaii outside of Oahu.  The NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY (NELHA) is a state agency that operates a unique and innovative ocean science and technology park in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii.

NELHA's assets include office and laboratory facilities, infrastructure, pristine natural resources, and leasable open land for use by tenant research, education, and commercial projects. A dual-temperature seawater system that is the only one of its kind in the world sets NELHA apart from all other technology parks and creates a prime setting for innovation and new industry development in this island coastal setting.

NELHA aims to attract tenants who can use the unique complement of natural and logistical resources to engage in successful, productive research, education, and commercial activities that support sustainable industry development in Hawaii. Numerous innovative research projects have been completed at NELHA in the past and spawned new commercial enterprises that are established and successful businesses today. A public charter school was created at NELHA to take advantage of the many resources of this growing ocean science and technology community. A new federally funded facility, the NELHA Gateway project, will provide a setting for leading edge research and development in distributed energy resources and renewable energy technologies, and a new commercial Ocean Center development that will provide opportunities for new ocean-related businesses.
As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre at the Hanauma Bay Education Center.  Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m.  We hope to see you on Thursday evening!  These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.
For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org
Shawn Carrier, Outreach Education Specialist
UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program

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