January 9, 2017 - I was snorkeling off the coast of Maui when I saw coral reefs for the first time. Immediately, I felt a sense of peace and fascination as I immersed myself in a real life aquarium… a Discovery Channel live event!
December 7, 2016 - Ian Kitajima – Oceanit’s Jedi-in-training. Or at least that’s what it says on his social media accounts. His business card, however, contains only his name and contact information. Maybe it’s a Jedi mind trick? Or maybe he’s not so much about the titles. Maybe both. At Oceanit, Ian doesn’t like to limit himself to what he is supposed to do, but rather what he can do, acting as an influencer of ideas.
November 10, 2016 - After years of wear and tear, potholes in our roads are one of the most noticeable signs of infrastructure damage. Whether they are along the highway or in residential areas, potholes not only damage vehicles, but are expensive to repair. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a class 9 truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, causing damage equivalent to 26,000 cars.
October 13, 2016 - Law enforcement has undergone a fundamental transformation in just the last 20 years. Today, the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime bears little resemblance to the way it was conducted in the 1970s. Technology has played a large role in helping change the way law enforcement agencies conduct investigations. Computers alone have made it possible to accurately track and gather data, including where and when crimes are committed and have also enabled the sharing of resources between law enforcement agencies.
October 11, 2016 - On September 10, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) concluded the quadrennial World Conservation Congress with 10,000 participants from nearly 200 countries in attendance. The 10‑day Congress was held in Hawai’i, the first state in the United States to hold the Congress, providing the perfect backdrop to the theme “Planet at the Crossroads.”
October 3, 2016 - What started as an event in 2015 to diversify Hawai’i’s economy by building the state’s technology and innovation sector, has now grown into an annual event highlighting the state’s leaders in innovation.