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`Ike I Ke Au Nui, Me Ke Au Iki: Management Implications in Complex and Social and Physical Seascapes of Hawai`i Island

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Title:`Ike I Ke Au Nui, Me Ke Au Iki: Management Implications in Complex and Social and Physical Seascapes of Hawai`i Island
Authors:Puniwai, Noelani
local knowledge
surf quality
Date Issued:Aug 2015
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [August 2015]
Abstract:Cultural seascapes are coupled systems that integrate both the physical dimensions of ocean and coastal areas, as well as the meanings humans ascribe to their observations, interactions, and relationships to the coast. In Pacific Island communities, the interactions between physical dynamics and social dynamics are particularly important given that coastal areas are: (1) socially valuable and contribute considerably to the well-being of coastal communities, (2) economically valuable where ocean industries meet land based management regulations, and (3) are threatened as our climate continues to change. Recognizing the complex physical and social seascapes of Hawaiʻi Island, I present three ocean management scenarios in which the biophysical processes in the marine environment are analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively through both human observations and instrumented sensor networks. I suggest that managing complex seascapes requires the integration of both human and mechanical observations to ensure that multiple systems of knowledge are included and valued; strengthening our understanding of seascapes and their resiliency in this changing climate.
Description:Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Natural Resources and Environmental Management

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