The 9th International workshop on Very High Energy Particle Astronomy (VHEPA) will be held Jan 7-9, 2016 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the East-West Center (EWC). This workshop will focus on future projects to measure very high energy particles and cosmic rays including the NTA (Neutrino Telescope Array) proposal for the Big Island of Hawaii, ANITA, ARA, ARIANNA, AUGER, CTA, GRAND, HAWC, IceCube-Gen 2, JEM-EUSO, KM3NET, LHAASO, and TA. In particular, following the observation of astrophysical neutrinos by IceCube, there is world-wide interest in measuring neutrinos in the energy range above IceCube and below the range covered by Auger, TA and other experiments. Although ANITA observed ultra-high energy cosmic rays, neutrinos in the GZK energy range have not yet been detected either. There are no confirmed point sources of neutrinos or high energy cosmic rays. Ample time for informal technical discussion of these issues will be planned at the workshop.