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UH grad student studies star formation in Antarctica

Casey Honniball, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa masters student in geology and geophysics, spent her winter break at NASA’s Antarctica McMurdo Station. She is studying the life cycle of the interstellar medium and trying to connect the dots between molecular clouds and star formation. Her advice to girls who wish to study science is to follow your passion and …

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Deepest ocean observatory celebrates ten years of operation

The ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO), the deepest operating ocean observatory on the planet that provides power and internet communications to scientific instruments on the seafloor, recently celebrated 10 years of operations. The development and deployment of the nearly 3-mile deep observatory was led by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and supported by grants from …

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SOEST formalizes research and academic collaboration with Tohoku University

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Tohoku University formalized a collaborative research and academic program on March 23. School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Dean Brian Taylor and Tohoku School of Science Dean Tadahiro Hayasaka signed the agreement, which will last for a five-year period with an option of renewal in 2022. Expanding horizons The new …

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$170M in convention business generated by College of Engineering

College of Engineering Elele award Congratulations to the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering for winning the 2017 Hawaii Convention Center ‘Elele Organization of the Year for generating $170M in convention business! #engineering Posted by University of Hawai‘i News on Friday, March 31, 2017 Since the Hawaiʻi Convention Center opened in 1998, the College of Engineering at the …

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Viruses in the oceanic basement

A team of scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology showed for the first time that many novel viruses are present in the fluids circulating deep in the rocky crust of the seafloor known as the ocean basement. Their recently published study also provides evidence that the viruses are actively infecting …

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Journey through the Pacific with Voice of the Sea

Every Sunday night from the comfort of their living rooms audiences can hear the Voice of the Sea. Viewers of this popular, half-hour weekly television series are transported throughout the state, and even across the Pacific, to meet extraordinary people who reveal what the ocean tells them. Voice of the Sea airs at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays in Hawaiʻi on …

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UH researchers: Common recommendations can worsen jellyfish stings

Being stung by a jellyfish is one of the fastest ways to ruin a fun day at the beach. But what you do after you’re stung has the potential to make you feel much better or make matters a lot worse. Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa investigated whether commonly recommended first aid actions such as rinsing with seawater or …

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HIMB’s cutting-edge coral reef research featured in film by The Economist

With the world’s corals at risk of extinction, scientists, led by Ruth Gates, director of UH Manoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, are using cutting-edge technology to try to save these planetary treasures. Gates and other researchers at HIMB are featured in a film custom-developed by The Economist Films to open the World Ocean Summit in Bali February 22-24. “We need to …

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Geosciences education grant to boost Native Hawaiian engagement

As part of a statewide collaboration, Windward Community College, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu Community College and Kauaʻi Community College recently have been awarded over $2.6 million for the Partnerships for Geoscience Education project Halau Ola Honua, Our Living World. Objectives of the project are to increase recruitment of Native Hawaiian high school students in science, technology, engineering …

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Live streaming exploration of deepwater areas of Samoa

On February 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Okeanos Explorer will begin its 2017 American Samoa Expedition to explore unknown and poorly known deepwater areas of American Samoa and Samoa, with an emphasis on Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and National Park of American Samoa. The expedition is part of the Campaign …

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