School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 25, No. 50, December 11, 2014 (updated 12/15/14)

Calendar of Events

Monday, December 15

No events.

Tuesday, December 16

No events.

Wednesday, December 17

No events.

Thursday, December 18

No events.

Friday, December 19

No events.


Applications Open for Coastal Management Fellowship: The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Eligibility: Any student completing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environment-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Length of Assignment: The length of assignment is two years, starting in August 2015 and ending in August 2017. Newly selected fellows are given the opportunity to visit their host states prior to the start of the fellowship to meet the staff and to look for housing.

Stipend and Expenses: The current salary is $34,000 per year. Fellows will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per year for professional development travel. A portion of this money is earmarked for specific meetings. Any travel related to their state project will be reimbursed by the host state. Reimbursement will be granted up to $1,000 to move to the fellowship location and up to $1,000 to move at the end of the two-year fellowship.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Dr. Darren Okimoto, UH Sea Grant Extension Leader at 808-956-7031. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. All Applications Must be Received by: Friday, January 23, 2015, 4:30 p.m. HST. Final decisions will be made by March 20, 2015, and all applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the following week. For further details, visit the Coastal Management Fellowship website.

Hanauma Bay Education Program Educational Lecture Series--Holiday Hiatus: The HBEP educational lecture series, Sundays at the Bay, will be on holiday hiatus until January 11, 2015. We look forward to seeing you at our seminars in three weeks! Happy Holidays!

NSF Policy Office Visit: Jean Feldman, head of the Policy Office at NSF Division of Institution & Award Support, will visit the UH Manoa campus on January 21, 2015 to give faculty and staff an update on NSF and the new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)--NSF's response to OMB's Uniform Guidance. Denise Barnes, the head of EPSCoR, will also join Jean to share her expertise on EPSCoR and answer any questions participants might have. If you are interested in attending either or both sessions please RSVP online by December 22, 2014. Times for the sessions are as follows.

SOEST will schedule a room, based on the RSVP count, to accommodate the total number of participants.

Cram Jam: The UHM Campus Center will be open 24 hours during finals week beginning Sunday, Dec. 14 The second and third floors will be available as study areas. A validated UH student ID is required for access between 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.

Exploring the Reef at Night: Join the Waikiki Aquarium on Friday, Dec. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for an experience you'll not forget! Wade into the ocean on these wet and wild excursions. Search for night-active crabs, lobsters, eels and octopuses. Look for sleeping parrotfish, triggerfish and day octopus in their dens. For the adventurous, ages 6 years and up. Participants should be comfortable in the ocean, both day and night. Pre-registration is required. Contact Karen Izumi at 440-9011 or e-mail

Manoa Writing Program Writing Matters Monday: The Manoa Writing Program (MWP) and Manoa General Education Office (GEO) launched Writing Matters Mondays on Monday, September 29, 2014. Individuals and small groups of up to five people are invited to sign up for a 45 to 90-minute session, which will be held between 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sessions will address writing pedagogy and practical aspects of teaching writing that can save instructors time and energy while providing students with quality writing instruction. Please call the MWP/GEO at 956-6660 or email to schedule a session tailored to your interests. Writing Matters Mondays is open to all UH System faculty and staff. The December session will be held on the third Monday of the month, Dec. 15. For more information contact Dawne Bost at 956-6660,, or visit their website.

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.

Free Three-Ring Binders in MSB: The JIMAR office is getting rid of two boxes of large, three-ring binders. If anyone can use them they are available in the hallway near MSB 312. First come first serve!

Holiday Schedule for SOEST Bulletin: The online SOEST Bulletin will updated during the holidays/winter break as needed but the e-mail version will be on hiatis until January 2015.

Open Internship Opportunity for NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: The University Corporation or Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is currently seeking Mapping trainees to participate in the Okeanos Explorer in training program for the 2015 field season. This program is open to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students as well as individuals who have recently graduated from a higher education program. The Explorer in training program will provide the opportunity to gain experience using an advanced multibeam bathymetric sonar mapping system, while contributing in a significant way to the Okeanos Explorer ocean exploration mission. For more information or to apply please visit their website.

SOEST AGU Reception: All AGU attendees are cordially invited to the SOEST AGU reception to meet new and old faculty, alumni, and friends. We will be at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company (661 Howard St.) on Monday, Dec. 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

2014 Manoa Green Days: The Manoa Green Days (MGD) "power down" of campus buildings has been scheduled for the following dates--Winter Break 12/24/14 (Wednesday after 6 p.m.)-1/4/15 (Sunday).

The SOEST Dean's Office will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays except public holidays during the MGD. For individual unit hours of operations, please check with your unit head. Please contact Juanita Andaya, 956-9110, if you have any administrative questions.

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.")

Thank you!

Last week's Bulletin

Return to the top of this page.