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Tag Archives: School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)

There’s a deeper fish in the sea

A CT scan of the Mariana snailfish. The green shape, a small crustacean, is seen in the snailfish’s stomach. Image credit: Adam Summers/University of Washington

The ocean’s deepest fish doesn’t look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a menacing frame, the fishes that roam the deepest parts of the ocean are small, translucent, bereft of scales—highly adept at living where few other organisms can. Meet the deepest fish in the ocean, a new …

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UH Mānoa researcher honored for clean energy education and empowerment

Nicole Lautze receiving C3E award

Nicole Lautze, a researcher at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, was recently honored with the 2017 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Education Award. This C3EAward recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of mid-career women working to advance clean energy throughout the nation. C3E is a program of the Clean Energy Ministerial, representing 25 major-economy governments accelerating the transition to clean energy technologies and policies. …

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T. rex’s small arms were built for slashing

Artist’s rendering of savage T. rex. Credit: Steve Stanley.

Tyrannosaurus rex may have had small arms, but it was no pushover. For more than a century, many paleontologists have viewed the small arms of T. rex as having been vestigial—features left over from evolutionary past, but no longer useful. At over three feet long, these arms were not as tiny as often portrayed, and their traits indicate that they were actually well-adapted for …

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UH Sea Level Center expands forecasts with new federal funding

High sea level in Waikīkī. Credit: Hawaiʻi Sea Grant King Tides Project.

Over the next three years, the Sea Level Center in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technologyat the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and its partners will receive more than $5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office in the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research line for sea level rise research. One aspect of the new funding supports Multi-Model Seasonal Sea Level Forecasts for the U.S. …

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UH Mānoa professor named 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellow

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Murli Manghnani, a professor in the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) at the University of Hawaiʻiat Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union(AGU). Manghnani, who joined the HIGP in 1963, has made impressive contributions in the field of high pressure-high temperature mineral physics, with a focus on the structure and transformation of minerals deep …

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UH Mānoa scientists investigate aquatic viruses with $6M grant

Transmission electron micrographs of viruses

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanographers Grieg Steward and Kyle Edwards, as part of a research team from four universities, received a $6 million grant to investigate how the information encoded in the genomes of viruses alters the properties of cells and influences the outcome of viral infections. The four-year project is supported by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). This collaboration is among …

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Exploring the ocean’s deepest zone with $1.2M Keck Foundation grant

Researchers working on ship

The deepest 45 percent of the ocean depth range remains one of the most unexplored and inaccessible regions on the planet. Twelve people have walked on the moon while only three people have ever been to the deepest zone in the ocean—the hadal zone. Armed with a $1.2 million award from the W.M. Keck Foundation, a team from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, …

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Technology showcase highlights UH researchers

Wei-Kung Wang of JABSOM presents his development

Potential game-changing research from three University of Hawaiʻi professors were highlighted at the UH Tech Showcase held on October 18 at the Bankers’ Club at First Hawaiian Center. Presentations from the fields of oceanography, tropical medicine and tropical agriculture were made to an invitation-only audience of more than 30 local investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders. “These are three examples of the world-class research being continuously …

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Mānoa volcanologists receive top international awards

Two volcanologists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Department of Geology and Geophysics have received two of the top three awards from the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI). Bruce Houghton, the Gordon A. MacDonald Professor of Volcanology and science director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at UH Mānoa was honored recently with the IAVCEI Thorarinsson Medal. Sébastien Biass, a post-doctoral researcher, was honored George Walker …

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