In each R&D department, world class, respected
and professional scientists share diverse expertise, and work
in teams to exchange, synthesize, and build upon one another’s
experience. It is a process of cooperative research that results
in innovative solutions. In future issues of Kalamalama, each
of the above department’s directors will describe their
OI’s R&D goals are focused on 10 interrelated areas:
1.Maintenance of healthy marine stocks and selective breeding
of aquatic animals (including shrimp, food fish, and ornamental
species). Our work is modeled on terrestrial animal husbandry,
which shows that high-tech production leads to lower costs
and less environmental risk.
2.Aquatic animal health management practices and protocols
for a biosecure culture environment, which helps protect
investments by thwarting disease and pollution.
3.Providing the much-needed scientific advancement for environmental
protection, conservation, preservation, and restoration
of marine resources.
4.Production of aquatic feeds to make more efficient use
of agricultural and ocean resources and produce healthier
5.Fisheries restoration technologies to reverse marine
6.Reliable production systems based on increased use
of technology for greater yields and lower costs.
7.Production of seafood and development of aquatic
8.Effective demonstration of commercial prototype
production units to promote technology transfer.
9.Training and education on technologies and
environmental stewardship to promote positive
10.Raising awareness of the public, particularly
the younger generation, regarding the role
of aquaculture in protecting
and enhancing our natural resources, and
protecting the environment.
In addition to courses offered jointly by
HPU/OI faculty, R&D
at OI provides an excellent opportunity for HPU students to join
us, as interns or volunteers, to learn new technologies and to
provide meaningful contributions to ongoing research projects.
There also exists the possibility of being listed as a co-author
if the results of projects they worked on are published in scientific
R&D at OI also provides an excellent opportunity for HPU
researchers to cooperate with OI scientists on current and future
Interested students should contact Gary
Karr, OI’s Communication,
Education, and Training manager at email@example.com