School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 25, No. 42, October 17, 2014

Calendar of Events

Monday, October 20

No events.

Tuesday, October 21

Hawaii Space Lecture Series seminar: Trevor Sorensen, Specialist, UHM Hawaii Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology, An Overview of the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory, POST 544, 7:30 p.m. For more information please visit the Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center website.

Wednesday, October 22

Hawaii Inst. of Marine Biology seminar: Greta Aeby, Researcher, UHM HIMB, Corallimorph Invasion at Palmyra Atoll, Pauley Classroom/CI, 12:00 p.m.

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences and International Pacific Research Center joint seminar: Young-Min Yang, UHM IPRC, GCMs with Implicit and Explicit Representation of Cloud Microphysics for Simulation of Extreme Precipitation Frequency, MSB 100, 3:30 p.m. Please join us for coffee, tea, and cookies, 3:00-3:30 p.m., on the MSB lanai.

Thursday, October 23

Dept. of Oceanography seminar: Christian Lonborg, Research Scientist, Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia Prog., Australian Institute of Marine Science, Dissolved Organics--the Bread and Butter of the Sea, MSB 100, 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 24

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics TGIF seminar: Janet Becker, Associate Professor, UH Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, TBA, POST 723, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 26

Hanauma Bay Educational Lecture Series: This week's speakers are as follows.

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.


Severe Weather Precautions: During a hurricane/tropical storm, employees may be exposed to additional safety hazards. It is important to be aware of these additional hazards as they may compromise workplace safety. OSHA has provided a list of various safety hazards that may occur during a hurricane/tropical storm. They are as follows.

Below are some general safety precautions that can be taken:

Additional Information

Fair Use, Creative Commons, and Other Copyright Issues in Research and Teaching: This presentation will cover issues that graduate students and new faculty members may encounter in the course of teaching and in publishing their own research. Discussion will include the fair use doctrine, the use and effect of creative commons licensing, and the recent court decision involving the Google Books project. The presentation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Kuykendall 106. This event is sponsored by the UHM Faculty Mentoring Program and The Fulbright Association Hawai'i Chapter. For more information e-mail, call 956-6978, or go to the FMP website.

Open Access: Advancing Your Research and Scholarship: Open access offers an alternative to the traditional model, providing unrestricted access to scholarship over the internet. While open access continues to generate debate, it can be an effective way to disseminate the results of your research, advance your career, and contribute to the public good. Join the UHM library staff on Monday, Oct. 20, 1:30-2:45 p.m. in Kuykendall 106 to learn more about Open Access, the UHM Open Access Policy, and Scholarspace, the UHM institutional repository where you can provide Open Access to your work. This seminar is sponsored by the UHM Faculty Mentoring Program, Hamilton Library, and the Office of Graduate Education. For more information e-mail, call 956-6978, or go to the FMP website.

ScholarSpace Available at UH Manoa: ScholarSpace is intended to highlight UH Manoa work, making it more visible and more accessible both inside the university community and outside--locally and globally. Content encompasses peer-reviewed journal articles, data sets, audiovisual presentations, posters, newsletters, and other scholarly communication.

In addition, ScholarSpace facilitates faculty compliance with UHM's Open Access Policy, effective Fall 2012. Under the policy, at the point of publication, faculty members are responsible for submitting scholarly articles to ScholarSpace to be made open access unless they otherwise opt-out.

SOEST already has a presence on ScholarSpace.

If you are interested in learning more about ScholarSpace please refer to this online guide. If you have any questions please contact Sara Lee, UHM digital repository librarian, at or 956-6130.

Sea Grant College Program Request for Proposals: The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program is requesting preliminary proposals for funding available beginning February 1, 2016 and ending January 31, 2018. Application deadline is November 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. HST. For more information please visit their website for complete details.

SOEST Contribution List Online

A list of the fifty most recent publications assigned SOEST numbers is available here.

Latest SOEST Grants Received

(New grant unless amount is designated "supplement.")

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