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Marine Option Program

Experiential Education

Experience many of the ocean activities and resources in Hawaiʻi through MOP-organized fieldtrips

Research Opportunities

MOP students have the opportunity to complete a skill project of their choice and design

Participate in the QUEST or MAST courses and gain training in underwater surveying techniques

Diving Field Schools

Earn a MOP Certificate, the equivalent of a minor in your area of focus

MOP Certificate

The Marine Option Program (MOP) is a University of Hawaiʻi system-wide certificate program, offered on all UH campuses, providing educational opportunities for students from all disciplines who are interested in the ocean.

Day Octopus 

Scientific Name: Octopus cyanea 

Upcoming MOP-Sponsored Events

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

9:15 am - 1:00 pm

A $10 non-refundable deposit is required to resevere a spot for this tour.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

A $5 refundable fee is required to reserve a spot for this event and will be returned upon arrival on the day of the event. 

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come see your fellow MOP students present their MOP Skill Projects!

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Contact Us

Department of Biology
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2450 Campus Road
Dean Hall 105A
Honolulu, HI 96822


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