School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 25, No. 16, April 17, 2014

Calendar of Events

Monday, April 21

No events.

Tuesday, April 22

Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering MS Plan B presentation and defense: Andrew K. Schwartz, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering, Coupled Dynamics of a 5 MW OTEC Platform and Cold Water Pipe, Holmes 400, 10:30 a.m. For more information please visit the department website.

Hawaii Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology special seminar: Rhett Butler, Interim Director, UHM HI Inst. of Geophysics and Planetology, Sharing Science for Society: Studying a Great Tsunami Threat to Hawaii, POST 723, 3:00 p.m. Dr. Butler is a finalist for the position of director for HIGP.

Hawaii Space Lecture Series seminar: Lionel Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Lancaster University, UK, Volcanic Activity on Early Mercury, POST 544, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

Dept. of Meteorology seminar: Kevin Kodama, Senior Service Hydrologist, NOAA/NWS Honolulu Forecast Office, NOAA/NWS, Operational Hydrology in the Hawaiian Islands... or, Letting You Know When You're Getting Too Much of a Good Thing, 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: Yanhu Chen, Postdoctoral Researcher, UHM Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering, Effort on Developing Cabled Observatories in China, MSB 114, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Please join us for coffee hour at the seminar venue, 3:00-3:30 p.m. For more information please visit the department website.

Thursday, April 24

Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology dissertation defense: Sarah T. Crites, Graduate Assistant, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Interactions of Galactic Cosmic Rays with the Lunar Surface, POST 723, 3:00 p.m.

Dept. of Oceanography (OCEAN 780) seminar: Peter Oke, Researcher, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Ocean Reanalyses and Forecasting in Australia, MSB 100, 3:00 p.m.

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evenings: Hanauma Bay Thursday Evenings: Steven Businger, Professor, UHM Dept. of Meteorology, and Kelly Lance, Meteorology Student, UHM Dept. of Meteorology, From Storm to Shorebreak: Waves Impacting Hawai'i Coasts, Hanauma Bay Education Center Theater, 6:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m. For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the Calendar of Events.

Friday, April 25

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics TGIF seminar: Lionel Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Lancaster University, UK, Planetary Environmental Influences on the Styles of Volcanic Eruptions, POST 723, 3:00 p.m.


2014 Earth Day Festival: UH Manoa's Earth Day Festival will be held on Thursday, April 24, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Sustainability Courtyard (between Kuykendall and HIG). The daylong festival will be held from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Sustainability Courtyard, featuring local food trucks and over 40 vendors representing student groups, on-campus and non-profit organizations as well as environmental businesses. Cycle Manoa will be having a bike sale for bikes under $100 and Student Organic Farm Training (SOFT) will have a plant sale and seed giveaway. Local musicians will play throughout the day, with Paul Izak playing from 3:00-4:00 p.m. There will be a celebratory reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Sustainability Courtyard.

Bill McKibben, author, activist and founder of, will give a talk Report Back from the Frontlines of Climate Change, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Art Auditorium. Bill McKibben's visit and talk are organized and funded by the Dai Ho Chun Endowment and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Further information is available online.

The Earth Day celebration will commence with an evening concert from 7:30-11:00 p.m. with local favorites Mike Love and Sam Ites, Lucie Lynch, and slam poetry by Jenna Robinson. For more information visit the UHM Earth Day website.

Eighth Graduate Climate Conference: We are pleased to announce the 8th Graduate Climate Conference, which will be held October 31-November 2, 2014 at the University of Washington Pack Forest Conference Center.

The goal of this graduate student-organized conference is to assemble a broad range of talks and posters featuring high-quality student research focused on past, present, and future climate change and its impacts. We encourage students at all stages of their graduate career to apply and we seek abstracts on climate research from a variety of disciplines from the physical, natural, and social sciences and humanities, including: oceanography, atmospheric sciences, biology, geosciences, environmental sciences, engineering, geography, public policy, economics, law, ethics, and anthropology.

The abstract submission period opens April 14 and closes June 1. Lodging and meals are covered for all participants. Limited travel funding is also available. For more information and to submit abstracts please visit the conference website.

Hot Topics and Case Studies in Research Integrity: Becoming a Responsible and Successful Graduate Student: This workshop, which is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence & The Office of Graduate Education, Manoa Campus, will focus on critical questions related to Responsible Conduct of Research. It will explore the fundamental principles by using case studies related to topic areas such as:

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Kuykendall 106. Please go online to register.

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