Faculty-Mentored Research

Each GES student performs faculty-mentored original research, writes a thesis and presents their findings to the public. Faculty mentors include SOEST faculty—global leaders in the fields of ocean, earth, atmospheric, climate, and space sciences—along with other UHM faculty experts in natural resource management, coral reefs, water quality, marine biology, environmental planning, public health, environmental anthropology, and sustainability. Throughout the GES degree program, students are engaged in fieldwork, laboratory work, and field trips, and have access to deep ocean and coastal research vessels as well as SOEST’s world-class Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.

Resources for Research, Thesis, and Presentation

Below you will find resources to help you complete your research and thesis requirement. Faculty members who are new to mentoring GES students are encouraged to utilize these resources as well! Click on the links to go to these resources and/or download the files. The Frequently Asked Questions page may be an additional and helpful resource as well.



Presentation (at the GES Symposium)

The following websites are not maintained by GES. If you have any questions pertaining to any of the resources below, contact the corresponding department or organization.

Important note: not all projects are appropriate or eligible for the GES thesis. You must submit a thesis proposal, and which must be approved, before you begin a research project that you intend as basis for your thesis.

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Updated May 9, 2024.