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Aloha! Welcome to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands! This site is a collaborative effort of many agencies and organizations working together to malama (care for) this special place and bring it to you.

NWHI RAMP 2004 Scientific Expedition

Ship Hi`ialakai at Pearl and HermesThe NOAA ship Hi`ialakai completed a successful expedition in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from September 13, 2003 until October 16, 2004 to evaluate and map shallow water reef habitats. Reports and articles were posted on this expedition site.

Navigating Change, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands


The goal of Navigating Change is to motivate, encourage and challenge people to take action to improve the environmental conditions in their own backyards, especially as it pertains to our coral reef ecosystems. We want people to take responsibility for the stewardship and sustainability of our islands and our ocean. We are targeting our message to the youth of Hawai`i because the future is in their hands. Classroom videos, teacher curriculum and more are available. To learn more about Navigating Change click here. NEW! - View the Navigating Change Modules online! Click here.

Video from MokumanamanaNOWRAMP 2002 Research Expedition: View journals, interviews, and feature stories from the 2002 NOWRAMP Research Expedition. See the journals and feature stories or watch the great videos developed in collaboration with Bishop Museum and NASA!

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Latest news

Most Recent Features

A Trophic Detective Story

Laysan Ducks Make New Home on Midway

Video Feature!!! NWHI 2004 from the NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai

Most Recent Journals

10/14-15: Rock and Roll Hi`ialakai, or Retreat from the Storm

10/16-17: Snug in Snug Harbor

Other Recent Additions

A Rock with Lots of Friends

Honu Hatchlings

Reader Challenges

Identify a fish!

Plan an investigation!

(from 2002)

Randall Kosaki, Ph.D., NOWRAMP PI

Nainoa Thompson

Other News

NWHI Science Symposium 2004

Join the NOWRAMP Research Expedition.

Join Pices V and the Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory on an expedition to the NWHI!

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