School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 25, No. 47, November 20, 2014

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 24

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics final oral: Patrick Gasda, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, The Aqueous Alteration of Carbon-Bearing Phases in CR Carbonaceous Chondrites, POST 723, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

Hawaii Space Lecture Series: Ed Scott, Professor, UHM Hawaii Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology, Giant Impacts in the Early Solar System: Clues from Meteorites, POST 544, 7:30 p.m. For more information please visit the Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center website.

Wednesday, November 26

No events.

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Friday, November 28

Non-instructional day.

Sunday, November 30

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.


Ethical Considerations When Designing and Conducting Research Online: The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is offering a seminar on ethical considerations when designing and conduction research online. The seminar will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, 1:30-2:45 p.m. in Kuykendall 106. Are you interested in or planning to conduct your thesis/dissertation research and collect data online? Are you aware that you may need an IRB approval even if your data collection method is through online sources? This presentation is intended for research conducting recruitment, informed consent, and/or data collection procedures using the internet.

The presentation will cover: recruitment in public vs. private space; use of internet-based survey platforms (e.g., SurveyMonkey, Google Forms); and conducting research using social media. For more information contact CTE at 956-8075, e-mail, or visit their website.

Exploring the Reef at Night: Enjoy the unforgettable experience of exploring a reef at night with the Waikiki Aquarium on Friday, Dec. 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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. Please contact the Waikiki Aquarium at to sign up.

Invasive Algae Removal: Join the Waikiki Aquarium on Saturday, Dec. 6, 8:45-11:30 a.m. to help remove invasive algae as part of a Waikiki Coastal Restoration project with Dr. Celia Smith from UHM Botany. Tasks include the removal and unloading of algae, sorting invasive and native limu, and calculating algae removed. Participants should dress to get wet--swimwear/reef shoes are recommended. Snorkel/mask and fins are optional. All other supplies are provided. Please arrive promptly at 8:45 a.m. to check-in. Contact 440-9020 to sign-up and for more information.

2014 Manoa Green Days: The Manoa Green Days (MGD) "power down" of campus buildings has been scheduled for the following dates.

C-MORE Hale, HIG, MSB, and POST are classified as lab buildings so the a/c for these buildings will be on 24 hours during MGD. For the Holmes Hall schedule, please visit the UHM Facilities website.

The UHM Personnel Office will be closed on 11/28 (day after Thanksgiving). Both SOEST Personnel and Fiscal Office will be closed on 12/26, 29, 30, and 31 due to BU 08 Supplemental Time Off/Professional Development Days. RCF will be closed on 12/26 and will be monitoring e-mail. The 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, Director of Administrative Services, 956-9110, if you have any administrative questions.

Call for Pre-proposals Addressing Water Resources Issues: The Hawaii Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is soliciting research pre-proposals that address water resources priority issues in Hawaii and American Samoa. Faculty members at all of Hawaii's institutes of higher education are eligible and encouraged to apply for these research funds. The start date for projects is March 1, 2015 for a one-year period ending February 29, 2016. The announcement details can be accessed online.

Please carefully review the RFP announcements and application instructions for further information about research topic priorities and the application process. The deadlines are listed below.

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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