(c) Jeff Molder
MISSION & VISION
Our mission at Hawai‘i Uncharted Research Collective is to conduct scientific research on Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) and other marine organisms in Hawaiian waters. Our research focuses on population dynamics, ecology, animal behavior and human impacts. Findings from this research will be used to support local and global efforts to conserve Whale Sharks and their environment.
Our vision is to merge community engagement and scientific research. Our aim is to pair citizen science and education with scientific research and technology to learn more about this relatively unknown species in Hawaiian waters. This research will increase awareness and knowledge about Whale Sharks to implement strong conservation-minded initiatives in Hawai'i and globally.