Join Us November 3rd – 5th, 2022 for 5ISAE!

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic ResourcesHawaiʻi State ParksThe Nature Conservancy, and members of the Hui Loko network cordially invite you and your #hianchialine colleagues (and friends) to join us for this upcoming 5ISAE event!

Event Details:

  • Location: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi
  • Date: November 3rd – 5th, 2022
  • Schedule: Two days of meetings + one day of field excursions
  • Contact: hianchialine@gmail.com
  • Registration cost:
    $ 250.00 for adults / general registration
    $ 175.00 for students / young professionals
    $ 500.00 for sponsorship of two registration fees (and acknowledgement in 5ISAE event fliers)

More registration details, deadlines, and other info available on the 5ISAE event Facebook page!

International and Statewide Symposia on Anchialine Ecosystems:
HWF is co-hosting the 5th International Symposium for Anchialine Ecosystems or “5ISAE” in Kona November 2022, along with staff and volunteers from The Nature Conservancy, the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)’s Division of Aquatics Resources and Hawaiʻi State Parks, and members of the Hui Loko network (Hawaiʻi Island fishpond and anchialine pool working group).

This symposium will bring experts together from around the world and across Hawaiʻi Nei to build and share knowledge, stories, and research on anchialine fauna, habitats, water chemistry and restoration efforts.

Past ISAE events have been hosted across the Atlantic seaboard but never in the Pacific region.

  • 4ISAE was hosted in Lanzarote, Spain (2018)
  • 3ISAE in Mérida, México (2015)
  • 2ISAE in Croatia (2012)
  • 1SAE in Mallorca, Spain (2009)

Previous statewide Hawai‘i anchialine pool symposia have been hosted on Hawai‘i Island in 2008 by the National Park Service at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division Meeting and in 2016 by the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources. We look forward to bringing these two diverse groups together for this upcoming 5ISAE event!

We are currently seeking sponsors and in-kind donations to support student travel stipends, marketing, and hospitality (field trips and food) for this event! Please share this web page and beautiful flyer with whomever we may have missed in the anchialine world.

Me ka mahalo / with gratitude / muchísimas gracias / köszönjük / grazie / merci beaucoup,

5ISAE Organizing Hui (Committee)

Organizing Hui – 2022:
Megan Lamson (Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund & DAR Kona)
Troy Sakihara (DAR Hilo)
Dena Sedar (Hui Loko, and former Hawaiʻi State Parks employee)
Barbara Seidel (The Nature Conservancy)
Rebecca Most (The Nature Conservancy)
Mio Kamioka (UH Hilo TCBES graduate program & DAR Hilo intern)
Anne Farahi (National Park Service)
Hui Loko network members

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Register by September 15, 2022:

  • Abstracts were due by May 2nd, 2022!
  • Register using this Google Form
  • And then pay on our Donate page (check the Symposium box) by Thursday, Sept 15th, 2022
  • Space may be limited and spots will be held on a first-come, first-served basis

Mahalo nui to Leah Keller / TNC for creating the flier and to Patrick Ching for sharing his beautiful anchialine pool artwork. PC at the top to Troy Sakihara / DLNR DAR, and above to Kamehameha Schools (left), Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (middle) & Barbara Seidel / TNC (right).