A GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE
See the future now with Friends of NELHA and experience a fascinating visit to the Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park on the Big Island near Kailua-Kona. Learn about how Hawaii is leading efforts to develop technology that can help preserve food safety and the planet’s environment. Friends of NELHA offers virtual and actual tours showcasing the development of renewable energy resources and uses of cold deep and warm surface sea water in innovative aquaculture and mariculture endeavors — and more.
NELHA — the Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority — is home to HOST and serves as a business incubator, research facility, and economic development agency. It offers the opportunity for organizations using sea water, sunshine, and ingenuity to perform research, engage in conservation and education activities, and produce sustainable commercial products.
This is a one-of-kind science and technology site, an exciting learning experience, and a must-see stop on the Big Island.
FRIENDS OF NELHA DAILY TOURS
Friends of NELHA (FON) offers public presentations with a focus on renewable energy and aquaculture, and tours of selected NELHA energy and aquaculture projects. Its presentations take place at the Gateway Visitor Center at NELHA, a mesmerizing location where visitors are inspired by the technologies being developed on the Big Island. A nonprofit educational organization, FON’s public presentations and tours of selected NELHA energy and aquaculture projects are offered Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 10 am.