About the Project

Climate Information

Agroforestry Information

(Blue site) (Green site)

Two “dashboards”, or websites, were developed during the course of this project. These sites regularly update and provide information about climate conditions in the Marshall Islands.

The “Marshall Islands Climate Outlook” (blue dashboard) provides information about water and sky conditions. Recent and forecast conditions are updated monthly for temperature, rainfall, storms, sea level and waves, ocean conditions, and ENSO (El Niño, La Niña) indices. It is an ongoing collaboration between the Asia-Pacific Data Research Center (APDRC) and the NOAA NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

The “Agroforestry in the Climate of the Marshall Islands” website (green dashboard) simplifies information from the climate outlook dashboard for the agroforestry sector. It provides agroforestry extension agents and community leaders with information about seasonal and long-term changes in climate, and general suggestions for adapting agroforestry to climate.

The general principles guiding this project are:

The agroforestry dashboard is still in the process of translation. Pages from this website may be downloaded and printed as handouts with no need to request permission. The agroforestry dashboard is intended to be transferred to, expanded and improved by Marshallese agriculture and agroforestry agencies and experts, with permission and acknowledgement. Please contact Maria Haws and Katie Friday with suggestions and requests. The project is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Hawaii, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Marshall Islands Ministry of Resources and Development, the College of the Marshall Islands, and other partners.

Additional “dashboards” for the emergency response sector or health sector could be created to pull information from the climate outlook site, and provide recommendations for those sectors. Please contact Dr. James Potemra for technical advice.


The project that produced this website was supported by the Department of Interior Pacific Islands Climate Science Center under Grant Number G14AP00184 from the United States Geological Survey, entitled “ ‘Vegetative Guide & Dashboard’ relating atoll traditional agroforestry recommendations to predicted climate and sea level conditions in the Marshall Islands.” Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USGS.

Project contacts

Principal Investigator Maria Haws, Ph.D., Director, Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (haws@hawaii.edu). UHH is an Equal Opportunity instituion.

"Green" webpage content lead Kathleen Friday, Program Manager for Forest Stewardship Program, Pacific Southwest Region State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Hilo HI (kfriday@fs.fed.us).

Additional partners listed in grant proposal

Project staff and contractors

Additional partners in survey organization, preparation, translation and conduct; workshop and individual review

Specific figures, tables and other content