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JIMAR Symposium 2019 Posters and Chairs


WHAT: The 4th Symposium of the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR)
THEME: “Climate and Communities”
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2024 – 8am to 5:30pm
VENUE: UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom

Climate change is affecting all aspects of the world’s biota. The theme of the 4th CIMAR Symposium on Nov. 20, 2024, will be “Climate and Communities,” where “communities” implies the broader sense of all interdependent living organisms within CIMAR’s research and applications portfolios in the tropical Pacific. The Symposium welcomes discussion of work exploring the impact of climate change on any of the interdependent communities of living organisms in the tropical Pacific, ranging for example from deep sea food webs to coastal human societies, and including biological, chemical and physical impacts.

Oral and poster sessions are being planned for the one-day event. Presenters will be a mix of CIMAR researchers, NOAA federal staff, UH faculty and students, and outside experts, in order to further the overarching CIMAR goal of cross-fertilization of ideas among these often-dissociated groups. Please start thinking about how your research can contribute to the event, and we’ll keep you updated on the planning. Students are welcome. Please direct questions to Doug Luther, CIMAR Director .

Past Symposia have been well attended, with oral presentations from the last symposium being live-streamed, recorded and posted with permission (see the 2019 Symposium HERE ).

Matthew Widlanski pointing at a computer in an office

Matthew Widlansky Honored

Congratulations to Matthew Widlansky for winning 2nd Place at the 2023 RCUH Outstanding Employees of the Year Award, in the Research/Project Manager Category! The award ceremony took place on October 24th, 2023, in a luncheon emceed by Hawaii News Now weather anchor Guy Hagi, during which Matthew and several other RCUH employees were honored.

To learn more about Matthew’s work at the University of Hawai’i Sea Level Center, you can check out this RCUH video: Matthew Widlansky – 2023 OEY

Matthew Widlansky in a lei at the 2023 RCUH Outstanding Employee of the Year Award 2023
Portrait of Dr Brittany Huntington

New CIMAR Deputy Director

CIMAR is delighted to announce that Dr. Brittany Huntington has become the new Deputy Director of CIMAR, following the departure of her predecessor, Dr. Jeff Hare. With research interests centered on coral reef community ecology in a changing ocean, Dr. Huntington formerly served as Division Manager of Ecosystem Sciences at CIMAR. The CIMAR admin team would like to congratulate her on her appointment, and look forward to seeing great things from her.
Dr Huntington in scuba gear on a boat

RCUH Outstanding Team of the Year

Kudos to the CIMAR Structure from Motion team—Mia Lamirand, Corinne Amir, Jonny Charendoff, and Frances Lichowski—of the PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division! They won 1st place as RCUH’s Outstanding Team of the Year for FY23. This team led cutting edge research and development on a new technology for assessing coral reef condition more efficiently underwater.