Marine Option Program at UH Hilo

Students in QUEST program conduct a training survey

Aloha and welcome to the Marine Option Program (MOP) at UH Hilo! MOP is primarily driven by students interested in the sea that surrounds our islands and provides hands on, marine focused experiences. MOP provides opportunities for students of all majors interested in the ocean. Besides offering a certificate in MOP for students of all majors at UH Hilo, we provide a number of opportunities for students. These include turtle tagging, scientific diving, camping, whale and seal counts, and many other ocean related field trips.

Surf our site, e-mail us with questions, or visit one of the MOP coordinators in their office.


The mission of the Marine Option Program is to provide a unique opportunity for undergraduates in any field of study who have an interest in the ocean. It is open to students in all fields and provides a clearinghouse for marine-oriented education and employment opportunities as well as a chance for students to network with professionals and fellow students who are involved with the ocean.

MOP Activities

Along with organizing field trips and guiding students through their skills projects, MOP also:

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Contact Information

Telephone: 808-932-7601 FAX: 808-932-7295
Postal address 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720-4091


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This document last modified Thursday November 20, 2014