UH Sea Grant TV series wins awards for coverage of sea-level rise and coastal erosion

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cindy Knapman, (808) 956-7410
Communications Leader, Sea Grant College Program
Posted: Jul 30, 2018

King tides, Waikiki, 2017
King tides, Waikiki, 2017
Kihei, Maui, Kenolio Beach Park and Kihei Canoe Club
Kihei, Maui, Kenolio Beach Park and Kihei Canoe Club
Voice of the Sea
Voice of the Sea

The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program is proud to announce that the Voice of the Sea television series has received two 2018 Telly Awards for educational episodes focused on sea-level rise and coastal erosion in Hawai‘i.

Voice of the Sea won top honors with a silver Telly for “Sea Level Rise and the Ala Wai Canal.” This episode highlights sea-level rise in Waikīkī, showing how rising sea levels will impact our state’s critical infrastructure and fresh water supplies. The episode also showcases Sea Grant’s popular citizen science program: the Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project. View the full episode here.

Voice of the Sea also won a bronze for “Coastal Erosion on Maui.” This episode looks at West Maui’s eroding beaches—where large condominiums are being threatened by loss of sand and severe erosion—and interviews Hawai‘i Sea Grant faculty who are partnering with the community to develop viable solutions. View the full episode here.

The Voice of the Sea television series is a signature project of the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant Center for Marine Science Education, produced in collaboration with the UH Mānoa College of Education’s Curriculum Research & Development Group and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“This award-winning television show, now in its fifth season, has been engaging and inspiring viewers of all ages throughout the Pacific since it began,” said Darren T. Lerner, Hawai‘i Sea Grant director. “I am so proud of all of the recognition the show is receiving and, as importantly, am thrilled that it is such an effective way for many organizations to share with the community the fascinating work that is occurring each and every day.” 

Voice of the Sea promotes ongoing scientific and cultural work in the Pacific from recognized experts in a half-hour television series seen Saturdays at 4 p.m. and  Sundays at 5:30 p.m. on K5 The Home Team (KFVE). It engages viewers in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and helps increase awareness, interest and knowledge of marine science in viewers of all ages.

Voice of the Sea has won 16 Telly Awards since 2014.


For more information, visit: http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/