COSEE IE has established interdisciplinary fellowships that bridge research, formal and informal education, and traditional cultural practices. Each year, up to four fellowships are awarded to graduate students working as a team from Ocean Sciences and Hawaiian Studies departments to bridge traditional knowledge and ways of knowing with current science research. Students will produce a joint paper for submission to an appropriate natural or social science publication, or presentation at a conference. They will also produce outreach materials for the OCEANOS resource network or distribution to partners that explain the nature and relevance of their work to a specific audience (e.g., resource managers, tour operators, educators, etc.). Finally, they will give a presentation at the Hanauma Bay Education Program public lecture series.
Read about the 2012-2013 COSEE Island Earth Fellows here.