Who: Rob O'Conner, GIS Specialist with NOAA NMFS
What: A GIS Based Inventory of Public Shoreline Access for Oahu
The shorelines of Hawai'i are vital to our sense of place and our tourism based
economy. While conducting outreach activities within the fishing community, it became
apparent shoreline access to fishing locations was a common concern. These concerns
included the lack of information about access locations and the loss of access due to
urban development. Shoreline access information for Oahu is not easily accessible or
comprehensive. The goal of this project is to make this information more
comprehensive and available to the fishing community, local government agencies, and
the ocean using community as a whole. The inventory is currently underway utilizing
GPS and GIS technology to accurately map shoreline access and record site specific
Where: Rm. 309 at Laniakea YWCA downtown (1040 Richards Street)
Parking is available at Alii Place (1099 Alakea) for approximately $1.50/hour and
metered parking on Richards Street.
When: Tuesday April 29th 12-1pm
Why: To learn about what others are working on and to talk story
How Much: HIGICC Members - $10; Non Members - $15. Cash or check payments
will be accepted at the door.
Beverage service of water, coffee and hot or iced tea will be provided through the Y.
Box lunches will be ordered through Paradise Café or Matters of Taste. Please let us
know if you would like a vegetarian lunch. We will accommodate you to the best of the
food provider’s abilities.