Researchers from the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology have year-round access to Kane‘ohe Bay and its tropical marine waters. Protected by an extensive barrier reef system, the bay's estuarine and coral reef ecosystems support a rich and diverse biota. Outside the barrier reef, pelagic species and open ocean waters 1000 meters deep are within 6 km of Coconut Island. At HIMB, the following facilities and resources are available:
If you have already contacted an HIMB faculty member about conducting research on Coconut Island and would like to submit a request for housing or research facilities, please download the PDF forms below. Instructions for submission can be found on the form.
HIMB is equipped to provide classroom, laboratory and dormitory space for University of Hawai'i and visiting researchers. Please visit our Housing for visiting scientists and students for more information on doing research at Coconut Island.