School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 25, No. 44, October 30, 2014

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 3

No events.

Tuesday, November 4

Election Day.

Wednesday, November 5

Hamilton Library Faculty Lecture Series: Ruth Gates, Associate Researcher, Hawaii Inst. of Marine Biology, The Wonderful World of Corals: Harnessing Basic Science to Address an Ecological Crisis, Hamilton Library Room 301, 11:30 a.m. This lecture is part of the Faculty Lecture Series: Sharing Our Work and Knowledge presented by the UHM Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and UHM Library. For more information on the lecture series please contact Sara Lee at 956-6130 or

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics dissertation defense: David Trang, Graduate Student, UHM Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, A Remote Analysis of the Lunar Landscape, POST 723, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 6

Dept. of Oceanography seminar: Kate Hanson, Postdoctoral Researcher, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Plankton and Planktivores in Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystems, MSB 100, 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 7

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics TGIF seminar: Josh Feinberg, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, TBA, POST 723, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 9

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.


Volunteers Needed for Global Environmental Science Panel: At the end of Fall 2014, four GES undergraduate students will be graduating from the program. As part of their GES degree requirements, they are required to write a thesis and formally present their research to a public audience. To provide additional means to improve their written and oral presentation skills, GES is seeking seven faculty/researchers to provide feedback to these students on their written and presentation efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kristin Momohara at by Monday, November 24. For more information please contact Michael Guidry at Thank you!

Global Environmental Science 2014 Senior Thesis Project Advertisement Presentation: Do you have a potential research project for Global Environmental Science (GES) undergraduate students? GES faculty and interested researchers are invited to present possible projects on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, MSB 100, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in participating please e-mail Kristin Momohara ( by Friday, Oct. 31 with the following information.

A sample of research projects last presented is available online.

GES students will attend this presentation to see your potential research projects and ask questions. Your slides will also be posted on the GES website after the meeting. All GES students are required to complete a senior thesis project, which they work on for approximately one academic year. At the end of their last semester before graduating, they are required to write a final thesis and present it at a public presentation. If you have any questions please contact Michael Guidry at

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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