Marine Resources

While marine resource managers have a strong foundation in natural science, translating that knowledge into action requires social science. For this reason HCRI provides research, facilitation, and training support to the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources. For example, HCRI staff have identified, quantify, and categorized marine debris accumulations along the shore. This information was used to plan further management actions and marine debris accumulation throughout the state.