Dean’s Welcome

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for your interest in our School.

I send warm aloha to you on behalf of myself, the School leadership team, our dedicated faculty and staff, and most importantly, our many graduate and undergraduate students that study and engage in research within SOEST.

We are celebrating the 27th anniversary of the School this year.   We are proud of our past and excited about the future as SOEST continues to be an international trendsetter in many diverse fields that are important not just in Hawaii, but the entire world, including: marine biology, planetary exploration, oceanography, climate science, alternative energy and natural resource sustainability, and so much more.

SOEST is home to a vibrant community of students, staff, faculty, and volunteers; all focused on advancing student education and training, executing scientific research and discovery, and developing and applying technology to solve energy and resource issues, foster a high tech economy, and improve the resiliency of island communities.

My goal as Dean is to continue building an innovative faculty, supported by excellent facilities and motivated staff, that will fulfill our potential and result in our shared success.

Mahalo for visiting our website—we look forward to engaging you for years to come.

Brian Taylor
Dean of SOEST