By the numbers: Hawaii
- 1,700 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 359 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $105 million value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 45 total disaster declarations, including 15 fire, 9 flood, and 7 severe storm disasters (1953-2017)⁶
- $15.6 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201713 ...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in hawaii
The Commission's general mission is to protect and enhance the water resources of the State of Hawaii through wise and responsible management.
The mission of Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency is to help the Hawaiʻi Ohana prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies.
The OCCL is responsible for overseeing approximately 2 million acres of private and public lands that lie within the State Land Use Conservation District. In addition, to privately and publicly zoned Conservation District lands, OCCL is responsible for overseeing beach and marine lands out to the seaward extent of the State’s jurisdiction.
The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) facilitates Hawaiʻi’s environmental review process. The office announces the availability of environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) for public review and comment in its semi-monthly publication, The Environmental Notice. OEQC staff also review and comment on these documents and provide assistance throughout the environmental review process.