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New Fellowship Supports Sustainable Coastal Tourism

Posted on | February 18, 2011 | Comments Off

The Sea Grant College Program appointed four Mānoa faculty members to its new Sustainable Coastal Tourism Fellowship Program. The inaugural cohort consists of Associate Specialist Kimberly Burnett, College of Social Sciences; Professor Jonathan Osorio, Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge; Professor David Karl, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology and Associate Professor Daniel Spencer, School of Travel Industry Management.

Each fellow will receive a stipend of approximately $10,000 to support their research, half of which has been sponsored by Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts with the remainder provided by Sea Grant College Program.

The Sustainable Coastal Tourism Fellowship Program is a signature project of Sea Grant’s Center for Sustainable Coastal Tourism and will support UH faculty conducting scholarly activities on tourism for the betterment of Hawaiʻi’s coastal communities. The goal of the program is to expose fellows to the needs and issues of Hawaiʻi’s tourism industry in an effort to produce scholarship that addresses these challenges and promotes sustainability and stewardship of our coastal and marine resources.

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