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Making scientific discoveries, supporting conservation and galvanizing action.



The Arizona State University Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science leads spatially-explicit scientific and technological research focused on mitigating and adapting to global environmental change.


The Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science facilities are equally spread between Arizona and Hawaiʻi. GDCS-Hawaiʻi is headquartered in the ASU Pacific Ridge-to-Reef Program, located in a joint facility in Hilo, Hawaiʻi that is administered by the US Forest Service. The Hilo facility houses computational and chemical labs, offices, conference rooms, and field operations space. GDCS-Hawaiʻi is located next door to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, fostering inter-university collaboration and graduate studies across the Hawaiian Islands. GDCS operates major program elements across the State of Hawaiʻi, including the Ridge to Reef Restoration Center in Kailua-Kona, the Marine Education and Research Center in Miloliʻi, MEGA Lab in Hilo, and HIMARC in Honolulu. A new Ridge to Reef Restoration Facility is under development in Kailua-Kona just north of the airport and will be home to the new ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Program.

60 Nowelo Street
Hilo, HI 96720​/gdcs/
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