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Awardee:PURPLE MAI`A FOUNDATION
Doing Business As Name:PURPLE MAI`A FOUNDATION
PD/PI:
  • Kelsey Amos
  • (808) 222-5247
  • kelsey@purplemaia.org
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Alec Wagner
Award Date:05/21/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 99,277
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 99,277
  • FY 2021=$99,277
Start Date:05/15/2021
End Date:10/31/2021
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.083
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:NSF Convergence Accelerator Workshop: Coastal Biocultural Restoration as a Nexus for Innovation
Federal Award ID Number:2121677
DUNS ID:079732775
Program:Program Planning and Policy De
Program Officer:
  • Nakhiah Goulbourne
  • (703) 292-7715
  • ngoulbou@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:2438 S BERETANIA ST
City:HONOLULU
State:HI
ZIP:96822-1502
County:Honolulu
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:PURPLE MAI`A FOUNDATION
Street:98-820 Moanalua Road, 15-547
City:Aiea
State:HI
ZIP:96701-5200
County:Aiea
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

This grant will support a virtual convergence workshop hosted from Hawaiʻi that brings together Indigenous and traditional communities, scientists from diverse fields, nonprofits, businesses, government, and more to develop project ideas and define priorities for use-inspired research and application coming out of ongoing collaborative efforts at rebuilding human relationships with coastal ecosystems based on the land and resource management practices of Indigenous peoples and traditional communities. The workshop contains four subtopics: resilience to flooding, tech-enabled coastal and waterway observation and data management, sustainable economic development, and higher education for Indigenous peoples in STEM and resource management. The project ideas developed in the workshop will have the potential to benefit coastal communities’ disaster preparedness, economies, and success in STEM education for rural and Indigenous peoples. Participants in the workshop will be facilitated through a series of meetings to ideate and describe possible deliverables growing out of ongoing coastal biocultural restoration efforts. Ideas should be backed by research, cutting edge/emerging/innovative by nature, fill gaps in existing coastal biocultural restoration activities or amplify/scale/leverage the results of coastal biocultural restoration for greater social or environmental impact, and may come from applications in different industries/disciplines and/or require collaboration across sectors. Indigenous cultures are biocultural, meaning they developed historically as part of social-ecological systems and have developed generational, observation-based knowledge of how to manage local and regional resources sustainably. Applying, amplifying, and scaling Indigenous ecological knowledge can help address the compounding environmental crises we face in the 21st century. Furthermore, Indigenous and traditional communities around the world have maintained sustainable management of or are working to restore traditional territories, creating biocultural restoration zones that offer opportunities to unlock innovations in natural resource management, resilience design, computational and network systems for data-driven decision-making, regenerative economic development, and inclusive and equitable higher education or workforce training for Indigenous peoples. In particular, coastal biocultural restoration is impactful because coasts and waterways form boundary zones of ecological and economic importance, and work in these zones can inform emerging coastal and fisheries management technologies, scientific progress in the geosciences, and sea level rise mitigation. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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