Welcome to SOEST
Dean Brian Taylor and SOEST’s approximately 700 faculty and staff welcome you to our web site, and invite you to learn more about the exciting things going on at the School.
To serve society by acquiring and disseminating new knowledge about the Ocean, Earth and Planets, and to enhance the quality of life in the State and the Nation by providing world-class education, contributing to a high-tech economy, and promoting sustainable use of the environment. See the video on our home page for more.
The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology was established by the Board of Regents of the University of Hawai‘i in 1988 in recognition of the need to realign and further strengthen the excellent education and research resources available within the University. SOEST brings together four academic departments, three research institutes, several federal cooperative programs, and support facilities of the highest quality in the nation to meet challenges in the ocean, earth and planetary sciences and technologies.
A Message from Dean Taylor
Dean Taylor’s introduction to the SOEST brochure provide an excellent introduction to the school and its mission. You can also download a high-resolution (37MB) or low-resolution (5MB) PDF of the brochure (funding profile updated 10-07-14).
Dean’s faculty meeting presentations available
PDFs of Dean Taylor’s faculty meeting presentations for the years 20011 – 2013 are now available for download:
Assistant Dean, Director of Strategic Initiatives & External Relations
Location of the School
The main SOEST offices, labs, classes, and other facilities are located in the southeast corner of the “upper campus” of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in beautiful Mānoa valley. Mānoa is a neighborhood in the city of Honolulu, the capital of the state of Hawai‘i located on the island of O‘ahu, which is one of the eight main islands of the Hawaiian archipelago.
In the top photo, the location of SOEST buildings on the UH campus is circled. The view is looking South, toward the ocean (looking makai in Hawaiian) with Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki in the background.
Your support is vital to the success of SOEST’s mission. Find out how you can help by becoming a “Friend of SOEST.”
The School proactively endorses gender equity and non-discrimination in the workplace. There are a number of documents, both from the University of Hawai‘i and the U.S. Federal Government, that provide useful information to staff, students, and faculty. You are encouraged to be aware of these resources, as well as the procedures for filing informal or formal complaints.
Links to online resources, including web pages and PDFs, are on the web page.
The SOEST Organization Chart (current as of Tuesday 16 September 2014) showing the administrative structure of the school is available as a downloadable PDF. Please see the summary page for an explanation the of chart.
Please visit our Contact Us page for the addresses and phone numbers of organizational units listed on this page, or click on the item’s name to go to their web page.