How do we maintain reliable access for our islands’ transportation and logistics channels so that vital resources can be delivered? And how do we maintain operations while providing critical updates to ensure viability for years to come?

As an isolated island chain, Hawaii is disproportionately affected by the state and quality of our ports and utilities. Oceanit understands that when it comes to critical utilities—from harbors and stormwater systems to fiber optics cables and wastewater treatment plants—our focus needs to be on safety, functionality, and reliability.

We also work with stakeholders at all levels when it comes to designing, strengthening, and improving our primary interfaces between land and sea; harbors hold commercial, recreational, and cultural significance in addition to serving as a lifeline for the state.


In dealing with harbors, our engineers conduct thorough topographic and hydrographic surveys, in addition to hosting extensive stakeholder and community engagement meetings. These data fuse to help us create conceptual designs, understand how infrastructure could be improved, and/or design viable alternatives for our harbor structures. Oceanit holds public informational meetings to ensure that all parties affected remain fully informed and engaged in the process of safeguarding our harbors. Oceanit specializes in dredging, pier installation and replacement, breakwater and jetty design, erosion damage repair, and more.

Our scientists and engineers specialize in thorough investigation, monitoring, and planning and hold these practices at the cornerstone of our approach to utilities engineering. We are frequently called upon as experts when it comes to water testing, environmental best practices, and analysis of long-term environmental and health impacts.

Linked case study pages: North Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor, Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, Hilo Harbor dredging, Geothermal Well, Waiehu Heights