Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dolan Eversole currently serves as the Waikīkī Beach management coordinator through the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program, in partnership with the Waikīkī Beach Special Improvement District Association. Eversole served as the NOAA Coastal Storms Program, Pacific Islands Regional Coordinator from 2010 to 2015, covering all the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island (USAPI) territories including American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The Coastal Storms Program (CSP) provides outreach and coordination support to the region by supporting vulnerability assessments, and by identifying technological and socio-economic solutions to reduce their vulnerability through measures that improve adaptation and community resilience.
Eversole is a Coastal Geologist by training having earned his degrees in geology and geophysics at UH Manoa. He has completed coursework for the University of Hawaiʻi’s certificate in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance offered through the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Manoa. Eversole served from 2003 to 2010 as a technical and policy advisor to the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL), of the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) on coastal issues including coastal hazard mitigation, coastal management policy, coastal resource conservation, emergency management and climate change adaptation. In addition to his technical and regional experience, Eversole draws from years of experience as an ocean recreation enthusiast and ocean lifeguard that has complimented his position as a coastal geomorphologist working within the state of Hawaiʻi.