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Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

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The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and University of Hawaii are hosting the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage from May 12 to May 16, 2014. As part of this international event, members of the community are invited to participate in the keynote address, which is free and open to the public.  The keynote will be held on May 13, 9:15am ... Read More »

[VIDEO] SOEST Open House on Voice of the Sea

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The U.H. Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Open House will be featured on the Voice of the Sea episode to be aired this Sunday, May 4, on KFVE at 6pm HST (channels 5 and 1005).  You can also watch it live online from http://www.k5thehometeam.com/ From the promotion: In the episode, we visit the SOEST open house ... Read More »

Deep origins to the behavior of our volcanoes

View of eruption plume from Overlook vent in Halema'uma'u crater on the summit of Kilauea volcano on 27 March 2008, 9 days after the start of the ongoing eruption. Credit: Christine Heliker, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey.

Kīlauea volcano, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, typically has effusive eruptions, wherein magma flows to create ropy pāhoehoe lava, for example. However, Kīlauea less frequently erupts more violently, showering scoria and blocks over much of the surface of the island. To explain the variability in Kīlauea’s eruption styles, a team including Bruce Houghton, the Gordon Macdonald Professor of Volcanology ... Read More »

2014 Regents’ Medal for excellence in research

Nicholas Kaiser

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes the leadership and service of UH Mānoa faculty, staff, and students committed to enhancing the University’s mission of excellence. The 2014 UH Manoa Awards ceremony was held on April 30 in Orvis Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions ... Read More »

[VIDEO] UHM shark research on Jeff Corwin’s Ocean Mysteries

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On April 26, ABC aired an episode of Jeff Corwin’s Ocean Mysteries television show featuring Carl Meyer’s shark research at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.  Meyer showed Corwin how to apply tags — sophisticated instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks that are now helping to reveal novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean ... Read More »

Scientists chart seafloor of one of the largest marine protected areas on Earth

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On April 11, scientists returned from a 36-day mapping expedition to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The Monument is the largest protected area in the United States, encompassing an area greater than all its national parks combined, yet over half its seafloor has never been mapped in detail due to the limited availability of the advanced sonar systems required. ... Read More »

Environmental issues of the Mariana Islands

Dr. Michael Hadfield, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, and Austin J. Shelton III

The Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH) this week hosted a discussion about environmental issues of the Mariana Islands. Austin Shelton, coordinator of the Humåtak Project, shared his experiences with coastal community ecosystem revival efforts that began in Humåtak, Guam after fishermen realized wildland fires and poor land-use practices were to blame for a decrease ... Read More »

Tsunami forecaster Kwok Fai Cheung featured by National Sea Grant

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Kwok Fai Cheung, a UH Sea Grant funded researcher and professor of ocean and resources engineering at UH Mānoa, was recently highlighted by the NOAA National Sea Grant Office as part of their Tsunami Preparedness Week spotlight series. With funding from Hawaii Sea Grant, Cheung has developed tsunami forecast methodology and a tsunami inundation model. While he has known he ... Read More »

Investigating effects of military munitions disposed of off Pearl Harbor

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On March 29, a full array of state-of-the-art technologies including several owned and operated by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) will be used in the latest phase of an Army-funded research effort to further investigate sea-disposed military munitions. This research will take place south of Pearl Harbor at an area designated by ... Read More »

Novel waterproof electronic tablets for reef monitoring

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UH Mānoa graduate student John Burns has been selected as a finalist for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. From a pool of more than 1,800 applicants from 129 countries around the world, Burns is one of 22 finalists.  The award is targeted to innovators under 30 years of age. The Papaikou resident is one of only three finalists from the United ... Read More »

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