These will enable the Institute
to broaden its training programs for aquaculture farmers, for
forums for ocean industry professionals and U.S. and foreign
industry leaders, and for marine science educational programs
for secondary school students.
The new facility will also provide classroom space for courses
conducted as part of The Oceanic Institute’s partnership
with HPU. The first collaborative course offerings will be made
available to HPU students in the summer of 2004.
The ITTF is part of the present expansion of the $24.4 million
Center for Applied Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, one
of the largest aquaculture research centers in the U.S. To date,
five new research, laboratory, demonstration, and education facilities
have been constructed, with future expansion projects slated
for the Big Island and Moloka‘i.