HOP’s 100% Research Direct is a program that promotes voluntary contributions for genuine research.
We are continuing a long-term project to ensure that legitimate scientists receive the funds they need to conduct research to understand Hawaii’s marine environment.
Our 100% Research Direct Program is a voluntary program whereby guests can donate to scientific researchers who are, currently, studying marine life, and publishing peer-reviewed papers. 100% of all money donated to this Research Direct Program goes to the science professionals. It is our guarantee that none will go towards director salaries, or, administrative fees. One hundred percent of all gift shop profits, from each HOP excursion, are, also, donated to Research Direct.
Since Hawaii Ocean Project’s inception, we have directly contributed over $90,000 to scientific marine life investigation, and we continue to cultivate the relationships we have established with these well-respected marine researchers.
We are, currently, supporting the work of Mark and Debbie Ferrari of The Center for Whale Studies, Dr. Joseph Mobley of Marine Mammal Research Consultants, Ltd. and the University of Hawaii, Dr. Meagan Jones of Whale Trust, and Dr. Robin Baird of Cascadia Research Collective.