Existing Work, Tools, and Resources

A number of smart and dedicated people are already working hard to find solutions to eliminate Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). Below is a list of the organizations currently looking to solve ROD. Click on the links below for some of the known resources and activities to further introduce you to the problem and help inspire your thinking.

The University of Hawai'i at Manoa has been studying the problem for a number of years. Their Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death website is full of academic studies, updated maps showing infected forest areas, useful guides about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, and a trove of other relevant material.

The National Park Service at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has been tracking this problem within and outside of the Park. They have their own Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death website with some great information on the spread of the disease around the big island and guidelines on how to prevent the spread of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death while visiting Hawai'i.

The Digital Makerspace (DMS) developed by Conservation X Labs is a collaboration platform where interested users can ideate around potential solutions. DMS members can share their ideas around Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and get feedback and support from the crowd to advance their solutions.