King Tides

King Tides – A Window into the Future

The Waikiki Aquarium Classroom held an Education talk on King Tides on Wednesday, May 17th with Matthew Gonser from UH Sea Grant.

Hawai’i Sea Grant is engaging citizen scientists to document today’s high water level events, i.e., King Tides, to better understand tomorrow’s impacts from sea-level rise and other coastal high water events. These photographic data are entered into a free and publicly available data set and are informing research, policy, and decision making across the state and the Pacific region. First-person experiences/visuals that are place-based and familiar reinforce that climate impacts are local in nature and not a distant phenomenon.