SOEST Publications

SOEST Speaker's Bureau

The faculty, staff, and students in this listing are willing to speak to school groups or other organizations about the following topics in ocean and earth science and technology. To schedule a talk for your group, please contact each lecturer directly. Talks can be geared toward any age group, unless otherwise indicated.

Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering Newsletter

Newsletters are published every Spring and Fall. You can sign up for notification by email whenever a new issue is available. To access current and back issues please see the ORE newsletter web site.

Department of Geology and Geophysics Alumni Newsletter

The Fall 2003 - Spring 2004 G&G Alumni Newletter is now available online. The newsletter is posted as a PDF here.

SOEST Biennial Report

SOEST Biennial Report

2000-2002 SOEST Biennial Report is now online (Warning, PDF file of report is ~ 45 MB). Work on the 2004-2006 report will start soon. If you have comments or submission ideas, please contact Tara Hicks.


UH and the Sea
UH and the Sea

UH and the Sea chronicles the origins of and enhancements to the world-class marine research and education programs that exist today at the Universtiy of Hawaii at Manoa.

This e-book is available as a pdf for download (warning, it's 140 MB), or you can request a CD version from Tara Hicks Johnson.

Marine Activity Workbook
Marine Activity Workbook

Teachers, download our Marine Activity Workbook, and photocopy activity sheets for your class. 23 different activities are available, suitable for a wide range of ages.

This e-book is available as a pdf for download (file size is 870 KB), or you can request a hard copy version from Tara Hicks Johnson.

SOEST Bulletin

The SOEST Bulletin is the weekly newsletter of the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology.

SOEST Bulletin announcements due by Thursday noon to get in the next day's weekly bulletin.

Send to May Izumi at Pubs, HIG 304 (FAX 956-2538); call 67059 or send via e-mail to

South East Oahu field guide cover

South East Oahu Field Guide

This 26 page guide examines the geologic structure, history, and features of the southeastern part of Ko‘olau Volcano.

The pdf version of the guide is available here. (Warning, pdf file is 9MB)

R/V Kilo Moana flyer

R/V Kilo Moana Information Sheet

This 2 page flyer gives a basic description of the R/V Kilo Moana.

The pdf version of the guide is available here. (Pdf file is 2MB)

Educational Materials for Teachers

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are often developed in SOEST to supplement research projects. Selected lesson plans are listed below.

Educational Activities Developed for

"Mud Volcanoes from the Mantle!"

The aim of these activities is to take common skills and educational outcomes listed in the educational standards, and apply them to various aspects, situations, and general areas encountered during a research expedition. They are practical exercises that address the educational standards through application.

Educational activities available:

Squeeze me until I sink!

Rumbing Down Below.

Plotting to Get Out!

Aids to Communication.

How to say... in more than one way.

Oh, how Base this life can be!

The Weight of it All!

Telling Time.... 24 Hours a Day!

Learning the Ropes!

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