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Pacific-wide specialized research centers
- Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research
The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research is located in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. It is currently funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to support biomedical and behavioral research on Cardiometabolic Health Disparities in its priority populations of Native Hawaiians, Pacific Peoples, Filipinos and other Pacific-based Native Peoples.
- Center for Pacific Islands Studies - University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
The Center for Pacific Islands Studies (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Pacific and Asian Studies) brings together people and resources to promote an understanding of the Pacific Islands and issues of concern to Pacific Islanders. Its Pacific Collection attracts a worldwide audience, as do its international conferences, its Web-based resources, its Pacific Islands Monograph Series, and its award-winning journal, The Contemporary Pacific.
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Hawai'i Pacific University
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is one of four colleges within Hawai’i Pacific University that deliver classes and academic programs in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Communication, Education, English, History, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work. CHSS comprises over 100 faculty members, many of whom are actively involved in academic research.
- East-West Center
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. The East-West Center currently conducts research in three broad areas: Environment, Population, and Health; Innovation and Economic Growth; Governance, Security, and Justice.
- Environmental Center - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
The Environmental Center is dedicated to the advancement of environmental management through education, research and service. It provides a crucial source of information to contribute to balanced, rational environmental management in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. Research projects cover a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, from evaluating environmental regulations and water quality studies to the development of computer programs to aid environmental management.
- Hawai‘inuiākea, School of Hawaiian Studies - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is comprised of four centers including two academic units (Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language), one traditional cultural garden (Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai Cultural Garden), and a student services unit (Native Hawaiian Student Services).
- Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law (IAPBL) - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Established in 2006, the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law focuses on areas of great importance to Asia and Hawai‘i, including commercial law, insolvency and secured transactions, corporate law and business transactions, securities, intellectual property, real estate financing, and labor law issues. The Institute's activities facilitate direct exchanges between the academic, legal and business communities in Hawai‘i and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
- International Pacific Research Center (IPCR)
The International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) has a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. It seeks to understand the climate system and how it may respond to human activity by conducting experiments with computer simulation models and by analyzing the many direct and remote observations related to climate. Its Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center (APDRC) provides easy access to a wide variety of climate data and products and conducts research to improve data products.
- Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)
JIMAR was created in 1977 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Research in JIMAR has been concentrated in eight areas: ecosystem forecasting, ecosystem monitoring, ecosystem-based management, protection and restoration of resources, equatorial oceanography, climate research and impacts, tropical meteorology, and tsunami and other long-period ocean waves.
- Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Originally founded to support research in U.S. National Parks, the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit has a forty year history of working to protect cultural and natural biodiversity in the Pacific while encouraging a sustainable economy. Projects range from natural resource management to studies on cultural resources.
- Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC)
The Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) is tasked with the delineation of the benthic habitat of coral reef ecosystems throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands, including the Hawaiian and Mariana archipelagos, American Samoa and the remote, U.S.-affiliated islands such as Johnston and Palmyra Atolls. Products created by PIBHMC provide resource managers with comprehensive habitat maps on which to base decisions about Pacific coral reef ecosystems.
- Pacific Islands Water Science Center
The Pacific Islands Water Science Center (WSC) is one of 48 Water Science Centers U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States, the State of Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands.
- Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program (Pacific RISA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program was created in 1995 to better understand and respond to challenges associated with climate variability and change at the regional scale. Pacific RISA's areas of research are water resources management, coastal impacts, and disaster risk management in Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, FSM, Palau, American Samoa.
- School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
SOEST is an academic institution for ocean- and earth- related research through several research institutes, centers, laboratories and programs, and through the academic departments. SOEST faculty and staff conduct research in a broad disciplinary range, often transcending the boundaries between units and between fields of study.
- Social Science Research Institute - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) facilitates and supports interdisciplinary, applied research that addresses critical social, behavioral, economic and environmental problems primarily in Hawai'i and the Asia Pacific region. Main areas of research: telecommunication and information policy; crime, drug abuse and youth problems; resources and sustainable development; adult mental health services; health services and health policy; and culture, language and social problems.