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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

Tagged tiger shark

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

Falkor mapping control room

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

Tsunami wave

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

HUMMA project investigator

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

Novel waterproof tablet

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 »

Barb Bruno and Rosie Alegado on ThinkTechHawaii

Barb Bruno and Rosie Alegado

Barbara Bruno and Rosie Alegado joined Jay Fidell of ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss the C-MORE Scholars program and the SOEST Maile Mentoring Bridge on March 17.  The goal of both programs is to recruit and retain Native Hawaiians and kama’aina students into earth, ocean, and environmental science studies at UH Mānoa. Read More »

David Karl presents Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture

David Karl

UH Mānoa professor David Karl will present the Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on March 13, at 5:30 PM at the Smithsonian Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. This event is free and open to the public.  Karl’s talk is titled, “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.” From the event flyer: Life on Earth arose as ... Read More »

[VIDEO] A “shark’s eye” view: Witnessing the life of a top predator

Tagged tiger shark

Instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks are revealing novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives. For the first time, researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they are going, ... Read More »

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