School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 26, No. 4, January 22, 2015

Calendar of Events

Monday, January 26

No events.

Tuesday, January 27

International Pacific Research Center Symposium: Tobias Friedrich, Postdoctoral Fellow, UHM IPRC, Global Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 800,000 Years, POST 414, 11:00 a.m.

International Pacific Research Center seminar: Claude Frankignoul, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, Atmospheric Response to the Variability of the North Atlantic Oceanic Circulation, MSB 100, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Hawaii Space Lecture Series: Sarah Crites, Postdoctoral Researcher, UHM Hawaii Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology, Deconvolving the Complex History of the Lunar Crust, POST 544, 7:30 p.m. For more information visit the Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center website.

Wednesday, January 28

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics and Hawaii Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology dissertation defense: Katharine L. Robinson, Graduate Assistant, UHM Hawaii Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology, Water in Evolved Lunar Rocks, POST 723, 2:00 p.m.

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences and International Pacific Research Center joint seminar: Bin Wang, Professor, UHM Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Predictable Mode Analysis of Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Predictability, MSB 100, 3:30 p.m. Please join us for coffee, tea, and cookies, 3:00-3:30 p.m., on the MSB lanai.

Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering seminar: Joseph Boivin, Jr., SeniorVice-President, Hawaii Gas, Use of Natural Gas in Hawaii, MSB 114, 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information please visit the department website.

Thursday, January 29

Dept. of Oceanography (OCEAN 780) seminar: Philomene Verlaan, Visiting Colleague, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Oceanographic Research in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone--Status and Opportunities, MSB 100, 3:00 p.m.

Friday, January 30

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics TGIF seminar: Michael Garcia, Professor, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Kaula Volcano, Hawaii: Birds, Bombs and Lava, POST 723, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 1

Hanauma Bay Educational Lecture Series: Devon Francke, NOAA, The Turtle Research Program and an Overview of Sea Turtles in Hawai'i and Hanauma Bay, Hanauma Bay Education Center, 3:00 p.m. Public parking is $1.00/vehicle. Admittance to the lecture presentation will begin at 2:45 p.m. outside the entrance to the Education Center by the benches. Those who are attending the lecture presentation only and are admitted at this time by the Education staff will bypass the admission window. Please do not arrive earlier than 2:45 p.m. Patrons attending ONLY the Educational Lecture will be given a special red "Hawaii Sea Grant" hand stamp that will allow access into the education alcove for the lecture but no access to the beach itself. The lecture will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Please note: anyone who wishes to go to the beach before the lecture, will be processed through the regular admission line and shall pay the admission fee of $7.50 (if you are not a Hawaii resident). These education programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, go to the online Calendar of Events.


2016 Knauss Fellowship: Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Knauss Fellowship. Are you a graduate student with an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources? If so, consider applying for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a one year paid fellowship where highly qualified graduate students are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

The fellowship was established in 1979 and is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program. The application deadline is February 13, 2015 and the fellowship begins on February 1, 2016. For more information please visit the UH Sea Grant website or call 956-7031.

Call for Proposals: The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation's water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices. Deadline for proposals is February 19, 2015, 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information visit the UHM Water Resources Research Center website or the National Water Research Institute website.

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