Charting a New Course for Hawai’i with the
Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP)
Agencies and organizations in Hawai’i are changing the way they manage activities affecting natural and cultural resources by implementing the Hawai’i Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP).
What is the Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP)?
The ORMP is
an integrated approach to managing Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources.
built upon Native Hawaiian management principles, emphasizing the importance of land and sea connections and working together toward a common vision.
based upon three guiding perspectives.
What are the three guiding perspectives of the Hawai’i ORMP?
Perspective 1: Connecting Land and Sea
Looking to the mountain from the shore, we see the land connected to the ocean and understand that inland activities directly affect the ocean resources and the benefits we derive from them.
Perspective 2: Preserving our Ocean Heritage
The ocean offers cultural enhancement, inspiration, and recreation. It is also where we harvest valuable resources and carry out numerous economic activities. In order to continue to benefit from the ocean, we need to take better care of it.
Perspective 3: Promoting Collaboration and Stewardship
In order to improve and maintain our efforts caring for the land and sea, we must work together and share our knowledge, experiences, and resources.
Who is Involved?
The Hawai’i Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program is responsible for coordinating the implementation and periodic updates of the ORMP.
A network of government, academic, and community partners work to implement and further develop the ORMP.
The network includes the following agencies and organizations:
o Aquaculture Development Program, Department of Agriculture
o Board of Water Supply, City and County of Honolulu
o Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of Planning
o Department of Health
o Department of Land and Natural Resources
o Department of Planning, County of Kaua’i
o Department of Planning, County of Maui
o Harbors Division, Department of Transportation
o Marine and Coastal Zone Advocacy Council
o Office of Hawaiian Affairs
o Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and
o Pacific Services Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
o Planning Department, County of Hawai’i
o School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai’i
o Sea Grant College Program, University of Hawai’i
o State Civil Defense, Department of Defense
o United States Army Corps of Engineers
o United States Coast Guard
Where is more information available?
Download the ORMP at:
Visit the Hawai’i CZM Program website at: http://www.state.hi.us/dbedt/czm/; or
Call CZM at (808) 587-2846.
A publication of the Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of Planning, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawai’i, pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Award No. NA07NOS4190701, funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or any of its sub-agencies.