The Office of Maunakea Management merged with Maunakea Support Services in August 2020, creating the Center for Maunakea Stewardship, which is responsible for UH-managed Maunakea lands. Please visit the center's website for more information. The migration of OMKM information to the Center for Maunakea Stewardship site is expected to be completed by the start of 2022.


Maunakea's unique environment and elevation gradient, make it a great location for conducting natural science.  For more information on the natural environment, visit our Environment tab.  Natural science studies conducted on Maunakea includes Wēkiu bug and other arthropod research, botanical surveys, geologic surveys, climate and meteorology monitoring studies, and Maunakea Silversword research.  

Some of these studies are also related to cultural science. The hawaiite found in the Keanakākoʻi adze quarry for example, is a product of subglacial erruptions. Such connections between resources and both traditional and contemporary use by society exemplify much of both the applied and basic research on Maunakea.  

If you are interested in conducting natural research on Maunakea please visit our Research Needs page or Contact us for more information.

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