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Scientific Publications (click for full listing)

2001-2012 Publication Summary
Year
Journal Articles
Other Reports
Maps
Total
2001
4 (2)
5
9
2002
12 (6)
5
17
2003
3 (2)
1 (1)
4
2004
9 (9)
2
1
12
2005
10 (9)
26
36
2006
17 (17)
21
38
2007
6 (6)
13
19
2008
23 (21)
21
44
2009
15 (14)
9 (2)
24
2010
16 (15)
20 (2)
36
2011
13 (10)
8 (3)
21
2012
2 (2)
2
TOTAL
130 (113)
130
2
262
 

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News & Web Articles

Most recent

Jul 02: Searching for History

The July-August 2014 issue of The Military Engineer reports on the multi-phase program known as the Hawaii Undersea Military Munitions Assessment (HUMMA) currently undertaking the unique challenge of characterizing a historic deep-water military munitions disposal site. From its start in 2006 through today, HUMMA has faced several unusual challenges, including an extremely large study area that is in perpetual darkness; complex safety and logistical requirements; and scarce information about the site history, leaving few appropriate benchmarks for investigation design and data evaluation. Margo Edwards, senior research scientist at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) is HUMMA’s principal investigator. Read more about it in The Military Engineer. Image courtesy of C. Wollerman / HURL.

Apr 21: Charting the seafloor of Papahānaumokuākea MNM

On 11 April 2014, scientists returned from a 36-day mapping expedition to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. PMNM 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. The survey, carried out aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) 272-foot R/V Falkor, mapped over 40,000 square kilometers (15,445 square miles) of previously unmapped or poorly mapped areas inside the Monument. This represents approximately 11 percent of the total area of PMNM. Read more about it and watch the video at KITV4; in the UH Mānoa News, in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscription required), and Kaunānā. Image courtesy of C. Kelly / HURL.

Mar 31: Scientists to investigate munitions at sea

Scientists are revisiting previously-found munitions dumped at sea to determine whether the materials still pose a threat to human health and the environment. In 2007, UH was awarded money to conduct the Hawaii Undersea Military Munitions Assessment (HUMMA) in response to KHON2’s “Buried at Sea” series, which uncovered the dumping of thousands of military munitions decades ago just off the Waianae coast. “Specifically, we’re looking for mustard agent,” said HIGP researcher and CIMES director Margo Edwards. “The message that I want to get out is the fact that we are detecting mustard in the sediments about two meters around these munitions.” Read more about and watch the video at KITV4, Hawaii News Now, and KHON2; read more about it in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscription required), Kaunānā, and KHON2. Image courtesy of KHON2.

Feb 12: Human-manned subs being phased out — at what cost…?

An article in the Honolulu Civil Beat profiles Terry Kerby, Hawai’i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) chief pilot and director of submarine operations, and reviews the extraordinary history of HURL’s submersible program. HURL expeditions have included the discovery of the historic World War II Japanese midget submarine, groundbreaking research on the new Hawaiian island that is growing east of the Big Island, and played a key role in breakthrough findings on monk seal habitats that have facilitated conservation efforts, to name but a few. But now, says John Wiltshire, the lab’s director, the program is in danger of shutting down. Read more about it the Honolulu Civil Beat. Image courtesy of PF Bentley / Civil Beat; click on it to go to the full version.

 

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