Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $11,618 Oceanic Institute of HPU Dustin Moss, PhD

Overall Goals
To develop engineering designs for multiple (2-3) worm harvesting systems that can be (1) provided to potential farmers/investors and (2) used as plans for the construction of commercial scale prototype(s) by researchers and/or industry stakeholder(s). The designs will include engineering plans, models, and estimates of production and operating costs, as well as projections of harvesting efficiency.

1. Collection of baseline data on sediments and worm population. 
2. Development of engineering designs. 
3. Estimation of fabrication and operational costs. 
4. Dissemination of designs to industry stakeholders