School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

SOEST Bulletin

Vol. 26, No. 8, February 26, 2015 (updated 2/27/15)

Calendar of Events

Monday, March 2

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics thesis defense: Dana Brodie, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Analysis of Acoustic Signals Detected on an Ocean-Bottom Seismograph Array in the Lau Basin, South Pacific Ocean, POST 723, 2:00 p.m.

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences seminar: Randall J. Alliss, Manager, Atmospheric Effects & Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman Corp., A Decision Support System for Station Keeping Stratospheric Balloons, MSB 100, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3

No events.

Wednesday, March 4

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences and International Pacific Research Center joint seminar: Yuqing Wang, Professor, UHM Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences and IPRC, On Dependence of Tropical Cyclone Intensification Rate on Storm Intensity, 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, March 5

Dept. of Oceanography (OCEAN 780) seminar: Mike Gregg, Emeritus Professor, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Flow and Mixing Over Bottom Roughness on the Continental Shelf, MSB 100, 3:00 p.m.

Water Resources Research Center seminar: Michael Cooney, Associate Researcher, UHM Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, High Rate Anaerobic Digestion of High Strength Acidic Wastewater at Demonstration Scale, POST 126, 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics TGIF seminar: Robert Liebermann, Stony Brook University, Indoor Seismology, POST 723, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8

Hanauma Bay Educational Lecture Series: David Hyrenbach, Hawaii Pacific University, Why Did the Albatross Cross the Ocean? Tracking Foraging Trips and Migrations, 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.


Global Environmental Science Program Thesis and Oral Presentation Reviewers: At the end of Spring 2015, we will have 12 GES undergraduate students 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, we are soliciting the involvement of 18 faculty/researchers to provide feedback to these students on their written and presentation efforts. This data is required for the upcoming WASC accreditation.

If you are willing and able to serve on either of these two panels, please e-mail Kristin Momohara at by Friday, March 20. For more information please contact Michael Guidry, GES Undergraduate Chair, at

L. Stephen Lau Water Research Endowed Scholarship: The scholarship was established with funds endowed to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa by Dr. L. Stephen Lau and Mrs. Virginia May Lau of Honolulu. Dr. Lau is an Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Engineering and was, from 1971 to 1990, director of the UH Water Resources Research Center. The purpose of the scholarship is to further knowledge of Hawai'i's natural waters by providing financial assistance that may be used for anything related to costs of attendance or research.

To apply for the scholarship download and fill out an application form . Applicants must submit the application form, an essay or research proposal, and evidence of eligibility for the scholarship, to the Director, Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 283, Honolulu, HI 96822. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 13, 2015. For more information, contact Barbara Guieb at or call 808-956-7848.

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