Snorkelers invited to participate in U.H. study on water quality
HONOLULU – Anyone who snorkels is invited to take part in a University of Hawaii study exploring opinions on coastal water quality
A University of Hawaii lab focused on natural resources and environmental management is conducting a study about perceptions, attitudes and preferences concerning coastal water quality on Maui.
Water quality is an issue of concern to Maui residents and to all who visit seeking to experience Maui’s beaches and coral reef environment.
Headed by Dr. Kirsten Oleson, whose research “aims to count what counts by working at the local level to inform community management strategies,” the study will be ongoing through September.
The team seeks broad participation from residents and visitors alike.
Anyone who has ever snorkeled is eligible to participate in this study and can visit olesonlab.org/survey to take part in an online survey.
In addition, the team from Dr. Oleson’s lab will be on Maui this week.
Surveys are being distributed to locations around Maui that cater to snorkelers. Residents and visitors may have the chance to encounter a surveyor in person or find a hard copy of a survey to complete.
For more information, contact Dr. Oleson at (808) 956-8864 or email@example.com.