Tara Owens is a Coastal Hazards Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, and a liaison to Maui County. Partnered with Maui County’s Planning Department, Tara’s role is to bring science to planning and permitting by providing technical guidance, consultations, site visits, and public outreach with respect to coastal hazards. Tara also interfaces with State and Federal agencies on collaborative projects pertaining to climate, shoreline change, and coastal hazards. Tara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine science from Coastal Carolina University, and a Master of Science degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Hawaii.
Interests: coastal management, natural resources
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