VIMS announces Scholar in Ocean Residency

One ocean. One canoe. One people. That mantra describes the vision advanced by native Hawaiian Nainoa Thompson, who will kick-off a Scholar in Ocean Residency at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science this fall with a weeklong visit to meet with local tribal communities, researchers and students. Thompson is Chief Executive Officer of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a leader in the traditional Polynesian art of non-instrumented navigation who has helped lead canoe voyages throughout the global ocean guided only by stars, waves, winds and marine life.