The Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, which is a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU, is the home of the faculty and researchers within the School of Ocean Futures who are located on our Hawai’i campus.

GDCS leads spatially-explicit scientific and technological research focused on mitigating and adapting to global environmental change. 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.


Faculty

Programs

Allen Coral Atlas

Allen Coral Atlas

Mega Lab

Global Airborne Observatory

Global Airborne Observatory

ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Program

Research areas

The center’s 10 laboratories utilize specialized focus areas in an effort to understand, adapt to and mitigate the effects of environmental change across the globe.

Asner Lab

Asner Lab

Das Lab

Donovan Lab

Donovan Lab

Fraizer Lab

Fraizer Lab

Kamelamela Lab

Kapono Lab

Kapono Lab

Kerner lab

Kerner lab

The Li Lab

Marin Lab

Martin Lab

Nebie Lab

Nebie Lab

Facilities

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.

Learn more about the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science

Visit the website to gain insight into the research being conducted by the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, meet their team and learn more about the impact of their work.