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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 »

The Pavel’s $10M gift invests in premier UH expertise in ocean, earth and sky

Guenther Hasinger

When Victor and Margaret (Peggy) designated the University of Hawai‘i Foundation as the primary beneficiary of their estate, they wanted to keep their identity private and preferred no personal publicity for what would turn out to be the largest estate gift to UH in UH history. Fortunately, they gave us permission to posthumously acknowledge them, and let Hawai‘i know who ... Read More »

HURL enables discovery of dramatic long-term shift in Pacific Ocean ecosystem

Hawaiian gold coral

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has enabled scientists to determine that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change.   Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California – Santa Cruz analyzed ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Modern science, traditional platform

Hokulea at dawn

Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi are partnering with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to conduct five research projects as part of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage. The crew will study hydroponics, fish population, marine acoustics and the importance of plankton as a part of the marine food chain. They also seek to identify a network of indigenous scientists as they travel ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Navigating through generations

Haunani Kane

Haunane Kane is an MS candidate in Coastal Geology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Kane is investigating the spatial and temporal effects that sea-level rise may have upon wetlands and other coastal ecosystems. Her analysis is informed by digital elevation models, inundation mapping, and the use of a local-relative model of sea level rise.  As an undergraduate, Haunani ... Read More »

Infrasound informs fresh look at Russian meteor fall

Chelyabinsk Infrasound

The Russian meteor that rocked the world on 15 February 2013 appeared 30 times brighter than the sun, and we may be in for more airbursts of this size than we had previously anticipated.  These are some of the new findings about the Chelyabinsk meteor fall included in the Nov. 6 electronic edition of the scientific journal Nature. Much of ... Read More »

Untamed skies: Where science meets humanity [TEDxHonolulu 2013]

Owen Shieh

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa graduate student Owen Shieh is presenting a talk at the TEDxHonolulu event, titled:  “Untamed skies:  Where science meets humanity.” “Centuries of scientific and technological advancements have allowed us to survive the harshest of conditions, but weather remains an untamed force of nature,” said Shieh, a graduate student in the UH Mānoa department of meteorology. “For ... Read More »

Remotely operated vehicle Lu‘ukai joins ocean exploration fleet

Remotely Operated Vehicle

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) held a ceremony this week to name and launch operations on a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that will extend the vertical reach to 6000-m, over 3 miles, deep for ocean exploration in the state and throughout the Pacific Basin.  The Lu‘ukai, meaning “sea diver,” will comple­ment the capabilities of the existing ... Read More »

World ocean systems undermined by climate change by 2100

Spear fisherman

An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans. Previous analyses have focused mainly on ocean warming and acidification, considerably underestimating the biological and social consequences of climate change.  Factoring in predictable ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Robotic vessel to help in times of disaster

UH unmanned port security vehicle

The University of Hawai‘i’s Unmanned Port Security Vessel (UPSV) is a robotic platform designed to support maritime missions in harbor and port environments including infrastructure inspection and incident response and recovery, and harbor surveillance. The UPSV was designed and built in Hawaii by UH researchers, students and contractors. UH Principal Investigator Brian Bingham demonstrated the vessel’s capabilities at Honolulu Harbor ... Read More »

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