This project is a collaboration between Purple Maiʻa Foundation, Kua’aina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA), Hohonu, with the goal of empowering stewards of coastal areas with cutting edge sensing technologies to support effective fishpond restoration.
Purple Maiʻa will lead the community outreach and design thinking process in collaboration with the Hui Mālama Loko Iʻa community, an existing network of 50 local community groups dedicated to cultural and environmental restoration of traditional Hawaiian Fishponds.
With kiaʻi loko iʻa and community-generated design insights, Hohonu will develop and deploy environmental sensors. Hohonu will also develop the machine learning algorithms to assess and quality check sensor data. This will connect to an updated user-friendly interface through Natural Resources Data Solution (NRDS), where kiaʻi loko iʻa and community-service organizations can access and view data. This data will also be publicly available through Hohonu’s mobile app.
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Hohonu is a technology company that specializes in real-time, compact, and affordable water monitoring hardware, software, and data science solutions. Hohonu was launched from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2019, and has grown to support over 60 communities facing accelerated threats from climate change across the United States.
KUA is an innovative, community-based initiative for protecting, restoring and caring for Hawaiʻi. Our unique native species, ecosystems and island way of life in Hawaiʻi are deeply interconnected, and are at the heart of what makes these islands “home.”
This work was made possible by Congressionally directed spending championed by the office of Senator Brian Schatz in Fiscal Year 2022, as well as support from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.