SOEST in the News: 2002

Dec 16: Sunken sub in good condition

The midget sub discovered off Honolulu by HURL is in excellent condition, virtually untouched since it fell to the bottom in 1941.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of HURL/SOEST

Dec 16: HNEI, Navy and HECO partner to store solar power

Project in Ewa will look at ways to store solar generated energy for times when sun is not available.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Logo courtesy of HNEI/SOEST

Dec 4: Discovery Channel to film sunken sub

The Discovery Channel is here to film the sunken Japanese midget sub for an hour long special to be shown in the spring.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Advertiser.

Logo courtesy of Discovery.com

Nov 17: HUGO recovered off of Loihi

After 5 years on the ocean floor, the Hawaii Undersea Geo-Observatory (HUGO) has been brought back to UH for a tune-up.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kolysko/SOEST

Nov 9: Pat Caldwell's surf forecasts back online

After hundreds of complaints to NOAA, the National Weather Service and the state, Pat Caldwell's surf forecast has been resurrected. The National Weather Forecast will now host the site, located at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/marine.html

Read more about it in the press release from NOAA, the Honolulu Advertiser, and the Honolulu Star Bulletin

Photo courtesy of NOAA

Nov 6: SOEST researchers help NASA better predict lightning

Meteorology and GPS studies combine to predict lightning strike hazards at shuttle launch facilities.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of NASA

Oct 20: UH ship passes first test

Our new research vessel the Kilo Moana has just completed its first major scientific cruise.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of SOEST

Oct 13: New high speed link aids research at HIMB

A new 2.7-mile wireless virtual-fiber link will allow for faster access between HIMB and he "mainland" of Oahu.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of HIMB/SOEST

Oct 5: JIMAR receive $5.7 million NOAA grant

Major funding from NOAA will support three-dozen research projects that look at fisheries and ocean environments.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Sept 13: SOEST a jewel in UH crown

A look at the UH Manoa school that year in and year out brings in the most research dollars to the university.

Read more about it in the Pacific Business News.

Sept 8: UH mini-submarine discovery continues to fascinate

The UH discovery of a sunken World War II Japanese mini-sub at Pearl Harbor was just the beginning of a diplomatic debate about what happens next.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Advertiser , the Honolulu Star Bulletin, and CNN.com (AP story).

Photo courtesy of HURL/SOEST

Sept 5: New addition to UH research fleet

The University of Hawai‘i welcomes a state-of-the-art marine science vessel to enhance its world-class research programs.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of SOEST

Aug 29: Missing Japanese sub found at Pearl Harbor

University of Hawai‘i scientists on routine training dives near the mouth of Pearl Harbor came upon a sunken Japanese mini-submarine, described as “the most significant marine archaeology discovery in the Pacific.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin , Honolulu Advertiser, Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN (AP story).

Follow up stories in Honolulu Star Bulletin (1) (2) and (3), and the Honolulu Advertiser (1) and (2).

Photo courtesy of HURL

Aug 19: Looking at ice on the Red Planet

The Mars Odyssey team comes to SOEST this week, to review data obtained by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL/ASU

Aug 12: Monitoring the ocean floor’s shivers and shakes

A UH Manoa research team is watching closely as a seismic monitor records the action at the bottom of the sea. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of Honolulu Star Bulletin

Aug 5: A hands-on summer of science

A summer immersion program in Earth System Science gives 15 high school students an unforgettable summer experience. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of Dept. of Oceanography, SOEST

Aug 1: HIMB looks to new facilities

The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology is planning for renovations and additional facilities at its Coconut Island headquarters in Kaneohe Bay. Read more about it in the Honolulu Advertiser.

Photo courtesy of HIMB, SOEST

Image

of Eroding beach on Maui

Jun 10: Keeping an eye on the beaches

John Rooney reports on 50 years of shoreline erosion and beach restoration efforts on the island of Maui. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of Coastal Geology Group, SOEST

Haleakala Volcano on Maui

Jun 3: Haleakala in a "quiet" period?

John Sinton is keeping tabs on Maui's Haleakala crater, and says all's quiet, for now -- but for how long? Read more about it in the Maui News.

Photo courtesy of HVO/USGS

Mars Odyssey image showing water ice

May 29: Huge water resources on Mars

Jeff Taylor is on the team that has confirmed the presence of water on Mars that may aid in human exploration of the red planet. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and at News 8 News.

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

Image of Fuel Cell

May 24: UH researchers contribute energy expertise

The University of Hawaii Natural Energy Research Institute, the US Navy and Hawaiian Electric have entered into an agreement that could cut energy costs for the Navy. Read more about it in the Pacific Business News.

Photo courtesy of Hawaii Natural Energy Research Institute

Magnetite grains from Martian meteorite

May 13: No life on Mars (or at least in the Mars rocks)

Ed Scott has conducted extensive investigations and maintains that there is no evidence of life -- ancient or otherwise -- in rocks from the red planet. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser (May 14).

Image courtesy of Planetary Science Research Discoveries, SOEST

World plot of temperature changes

Apr 17: On watch for El Nino

UH oceanographers are on the lookout for Pacific weather phenomena that affect conditions around the globe. Read more about it in the Honolulu Advertiser.

Image courtesy of Honolulu Advertiser

Satellite image of Kilauea showing active regions

Apr 2: At the top of their game

Three UH Manoa research units (HIGP included) score highly with review committees. Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Image courtesy of HIGP/SOEST

March 18: Mapping the waves

500 pound buoys monitored by Jerome Aucan in SOEST let Oahu surfers check sets online before heading out.

Read more about it in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.

Photo courtesy of Dept. of Oceanography/SOEST

Finding meteorites in Antarctica

Feb 23: Frozen Universe: Adventure in Antarctica

Hunting for meteorites on Antarctica's snow fields is no day at the beach; Linda Martel is back from seven weeks way down under.

Read more about it in the Honolulu StarBulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser (April 19, 2002).

Photo courtesy of Linda Martel

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