COVID-19 – September 3, 2020 UPDATE

Effective Saturday September 5, 2020 NELHA Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) will be temporarily closed to visitor vehicle traffic.  Members of the general public will be allowed to park near the gate and walk into HOST park for direct access to and from the ocean or shoreline in order to engage in exercise, fishing and gathering food.  Issuance of nighttime fishing permits will be discontinued until September 20, 2020 or further notice.

The main gate near the corner of Makako Bay Drive and Kahilihili Street will remain locked beginning Saturday morning September 5, 2020.  Security service will be positioned there from 6am to 8pm.  Access will be restricted to allow authorized NELHA businesses employees to enter and exit.  Employees will need to have a NELHA vehicle passe to enter and exit.

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 during weekdays (Monday thru Friday) the main gate will be unlocked at 6am and locked at 2pm daily.  Security service will be positioned at the gate from 2pm to 8pm to allow authorized NELHA businesses employees to enter and exit HOST Park.

No visitors will be accepted in the main offices in the Keena Hana building without a temperature check.  Please call in advance if you wish to make an appointment.

Please ensure that you practice safe distancing and wear a mask per the County of Hawaii guidelines. You may wish to refer to these important references regarding safety guidelines.

Mahalo and Be Safe.


Summer 2020 Newsletter is out! (7/7/2020)


Aloha from the world’s premier Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) where we grow sustainable industries using sunshine, seawater and ingenuity.

The State of Hawaii has invested over $130 million since 1974 to create the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) in Kailua Kona on the Island of Hawaii.  The innovative green economic development park is administered by NELHA, a self-sufficient State of Hawaii agency. Hale Iako Office Building
After four decades, NELHA is well on track to fulfilling its mission as an engine for economic development in Hawaii and the economic impact generated by HOST Park is approaching $150M annually with the creation of over 600 jobs Statewide.

HOST Park is a unique outdoor demonstration site for emerging renewable energy, aquaculture and other ocean-based sustainable technologies. HOST Park has become the world’s premier ocean science innovation hub and operates at the nexus of water, energy, and food. Three sets of pipelines deliver cold deep sea water from up to 3,000 ft. depth as well as warm pristine surface sea water. Current equipment and pipeline infrastructure is capable of pumping up to 100,000 gallons per minute of seawater throughout the 900 acre technology park.

For more information about what’s happening at the HOST Park, click on the following links:

Live Cam from Hale Iako

Real Time Air Quality Sensor in NELHA Research Campus

Hale Iako Office Space Availability (PDF)

Conference Rooms are available to the general public!