Facilities & Infrastructure

State-of-the-Art Equipment & Cyberinfrastructure

Investments made through the Hawaiʻi EPSCoR ʻIke Wai Track-1 project include a $572,597 investment for a suite of state-of-the-art geophysics measurement and imaging tools that support magnetotelluric, gravity, seismic, electrical resistivity and self-potential measurements. In addition, the ʻIke Wai project supported the development of cyberinfrastructure tools such as the science gateway, ikewai.org which provides researchers and stakeholders with a set of tools, applications and publicly available freshwater data for Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island. 

Support provided through ʻIke Wai has also sustained the development of the Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal (HCDP), a centralized resource that aims to support the exporting and visualizing of climate data. The HCDP was made publicly available in March 2022.  

Education & Workforce Development

ʻIke Wai investment has also led to the establishment of the Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute (HI-DSI) which provides data science education and workforce development, collaborative research and partnerships with industry.

State-wide Collaborative Workspaces

HI-DSI and its premier laboratory, the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) are jointly equipped with a 24 Megapixel CyberCANOE (Cyber-enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment), a large screen display wall that provides a collaborative workspace that supports used to support research, educational and instructional activities, outreach and more.

CyberCANOEs are also in use in three data science classrooms across the UH Hilo campus used for various research and data science instructional activities.