2017 Waiwai Challenge
Mai Tai’d (now Hohonu)
An affordable, real-time tide gauge and iOS app to enable site-specific and even hyper-local water level measurements and tide predictions, which are being applied by local community groups including 18 traditional Hawaiian Fishponds.
A platform that stores and distributes content focused on place based stories and cultural practice to perpetuate and advance indigenous wisdom through retelling of history through the oral traditions of storytelling.
An enclosed energy efficient ecosystem producing a predictable controlled surplus of food out of food waste, enhancing local sources of organic vegetative plants for local consumers.
A platform that amplifies and provides different perspectives on ancient Hawaiian wisdom found in four specific ʻŌlelo Noʻeau in order to spark authentic interactions at the level of the individual, family, and community relationships.
A mobile application that allows people to find, order, and sell healthy, locally-sourced, organic food in order to make food transparent and accessible to everyone.
Innovative Iʻa Kilo Practices
A cost-effective tool to document and quantify fish at mākāhā (sluice gates) over tidal, mahina (lunar) and seasonal cycles using underwater cameras and machine learning for better management and community engagement.
Mālama Loko Iʻa
An adaptive and weather-proof tablet-based data collection interface that functions offline so community members can collect an array of data from the loko iʻa in a standardized format for community-based ecosystem management.
A project for sharing and making accessible and understandable the already existing water quality data so that communities can learn how to better steward their water resources.
A software platform for land managers to measure, map, and share their impact in a cost effective, easy way (including GIS, project management, data collection, data analytics, and communication tools) in order to speed response times to disasters and support data driven decision making.
An organic, non-antibiotic bee feed based on Pacific Islands ancestral knowledge and Native Hawaiian plants to improve the health and long-term sustainability of the bees our agriculture depends on, as well as the Endemic Hawaiian Solitary Bees that native plants depend on.
A dynamic, hybrid physical-virtual platform created with a satellite-accurate physical model upon which data-driven graphics are projected and displayed, helping educators infuse spatial thinking into teaching and learning and redefining a pathway for technology to transform learning, collaboration, and consensus building into the kuleana of ahupuaʻa recovery.