Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit

The Hawaii – Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit is a coalition of governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and universities that promotes research, education and technical assistance to support better stewardship of natural and cultural resources across the Pacific. The organization is currently:

  • Providing research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their partners;
  • Developing a program of research and education that involves the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences needed to address resource issues and interdisciplinary problem-solving at the local, regional, and national levels; and
  • Placing a special emphasis on the collaboration among federal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions.

This project is a cooperative and joint venture agreement. Participating organizations include the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, the University of Hawaii, and PICHTR.