The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology has a longstanding tradition of hosting researchers and students from other academic institutions. There are a variety of research facilities on the island, as well as several housing options.
In order to conduct research at Coconut Island, you must first reach an agreement with the HIMB faculty member with whom you would like to work. For a listing of HIMB faculty and their research interests, visit the “Faculty” and “Research Projects” page.
Please read the following carefully:
If you have already contacted an HIMB faculty member about conducting research on Coconut Island and would like to submit a request for housing or research facilities, please download the PDF forms below. Instructions for submission can be found on the form.
Visiting researchers wishing to incorporate SCUBA diving into their research programs should contact the University of Hawai‘i Diving Safety Program for information on certification procedures. The University of Hawai‘i is an AAUS-certified institution.
The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology is NOT a degree granting institution. HIMB only provides research facilities for researchers and students of the University of Hawai‘i. For information on becoming a student at the University of Hawai‘i, please direct your requests to either the Department of Zoology or the Department of Oceanography.
For more information about living and working on Coconut Island, please contact us at:
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