Sept. 28, 2020
Independent Evaluation of UH’s Implementation of the Mauna Kea CMP
The State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Board of Land and Natural Resources has been working on the independent evaluation of the University of Hawai‘i’s compliance with the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP).

As such, Ku‘iwalu Consulting has scheduled three virtual community meetings. During the three meetings they will provide a brief overview of the evaluation process, but the main purpose of these meetings is to gather input from the community on UH’s management of Mauna Kea. The meeting dates are as follows:
Community Meeting #1 – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  (Click here to register for Community Meeting #1)

Community Meeting #2 – Thursday, October 1, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Click here to register for Community Meeting #2)

Community Meeting #3 – Saturday, October 3, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Click here to register for Community Meeting #3)

Community input is important for the current management of Mauna Kea but and the future management of Mauna Kea. Please plan to participate.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project has been developed as collaboration among Caltech, the University of California (UC), the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), and the national institutes of Japan, China, and India with the goal to design, develop, construct, and operate a thirty-meter class telescope and observatory on Maunakea in cooperation with the University of Hawaii (TMT Project). The TMT International Observatory LLC (TIO), a non-profit organization, was established in May 2014 to carry out the construction and operation phases of the TMT Project. The Members of TIO are Caltech, UC, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan, the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Department of Science and Technology of India, and the National Research Council (Canada); the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a TIO Associate. Major funding has been provided by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

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Sandra Dawson
TMT Manager, Hawaii Community Affairs
 111 Nowelo Street,
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone (808) 284-9922