Shipwrecks and More: Public Talk Shares Hawai’i’s Underwater Cultural Heritage

Underwater Cultural Heritage subject of Public Talk at Waikīkī Aquarium

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with Waikīkī Aquarium, will share a first of its kind study about submerged cultural resources in the Hawaiian Islands.

The talk will be presented by Dr. Hans K. Van Tilburg, Maritime Heritage Coordinator of NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, who recently completed, The Unseen Landscape: Inventory and Assessment of Submerged Cultural Resources in Hawai’i, highlighting shipwrecks and submerged aircraft sites in Hawai’i.

Dr. Tilburg will share a lay overview of this exciting study and answer such questions as: What are the resources? How do they connect to our history? What threats do they face? What risks do they pose for ocean health? and How do we share their stories in a larger, place-based context?

WHAT: Public presentation about underwater cultural resources in Hawai’i
DATE:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018
TIME:  3:30 to 4:30 PM
PLACE:  Waikīkī Aquarium classroom, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Free & open to the publicRegistration required.

Seating is limited!




It’s the first comprehensive assessment of Hawai‘i’s underwater cultural heritage and many agencies and partners contributed to this important 3-year project including Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory [HURL], the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program [UH MOP], BOEM’s Pacific OCS regional office, Honua Consulting Inc., NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration, and the NOAA Diving Program.


2018-02-02T00:21:17+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Events|