News Archive

  • Oceanography internship sparks undergraduate’s passion for career path
    GES student, Peter Felicijan participated in an internship with the PacIOOS Nearshore Sensor Group led by Margaret McManus, professor and chairwoman of the Department of Oceanography. Gordon Walker and fellow technician Shaun Wriston taught Felicijan to download temperature, salinity and other water quality data from the sensors; make moorings and prepare sensors for field deployment. … Read More
  • GES Graduate Sets Sight on Wildlife Conservation
    Recent GES graduate, Michaela Johnson studied embryonic Siphonaria normalis, which is a native false limpet that is abundant in the rocky intertidal areas around Hawaiʻi. During her project, Johnson discovered that Hawaiʻi’s intertidal waters can sometimes reach temperatures that lead to higher mortality of these animals.
  • UH PacIOOS team receives $3M for ocean observations, forecast data
    The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) within the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is receiving $3.08 million in competitive funding for the first year of this five-year award to collect, manage and serve coastal and ocean observing and forecasting data.
  • Sean Mahaffey Joins the 2022 Knauss Fellowship Program
    Congratulations to recent graduate, Sean Mahaffey, for securing a spot as a finalist for the 2022 Knauss Fellowship program!
  • GES graduate helps Hawai’i’s reef managers and keiki
    Global Environmental Sciences graduate Tina Huynh-Nguyen researched an invasive species of seaweed…
  • Statement of support for Native Hawaiians, Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders
    Aloha. As the Department of Oceanography, we condemn all forms of hate and violence against Native Hawaiians, Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders and extend our deepest sympathy to the victims of these vicious crimes and their families. We support a safe and inclusive environment for all Department and community members, and reject racism and gender violence. Hawai’i and our … Read More
  • Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research Awarded to Dr. Angelicque White
    The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. Oceanography’s own Angelicque White is a 2021 Mānoa Award Winner! Here is more from the UH Mānoa Awards … Read More
  • 2021 Dr. Amefil “Amy” Agbayani Faculty Diversity Enhancement Award goes to Dr. Jennifer Engels
    The Dr. Amefil “Amy” Agbayani Faculty Diversity Enhancement Award from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Commission on Inclusion and Diversity recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to enhancing diversity. The award was established to recognize Agbayani’s lifetime commitment to diversity and social justice in Hawaiʻi. For more than 40 years, … Read More
  • Oceanography student selected as National Geographic Explorer to study viruses in red tides
  • welcome from the chairwoman
    Although our activities span the globe, we are at home in the islands and are committed to serving and affirming the unique community and culture of Hawai’i. Our island location and engaged community empower us to address the natural processes and human activities that impact our coasts and watersheds, the food we eat, how we … Read More
  • New study sheds light on ocean surface slicks and their ecological impact
    “Ocean features called surface slicks are an interconnected highway of nursery habitat for more than 100 species of baby fishes, study finds[…] The people of Hawai‘i have long recognized slicks as an important part of the seascape. The traditional Hawaiian mele (song), Kona Kai `Ōpua, references the “Ke kai ma`oki`oki,” or “the streaked sea,”in the … Read More
  • Most Popular TED Talks of 2020- Dr. Angelicque White
    Dr. Angelicque White, faculty member and Biological Oceanographer, has one of the Most Popular TED Talks of 2020! Check out the talk below.
  • $1.25M supports investigation into timing of Earth’s climate change history
    Oceanographers Richard Zeebe and Joji Uchikawa were recently awarded four grants from the National Science Foundation totaling nearly $1.25 million to study climate change events in the Earth’s history and to better constrain the timing of these phenomena. Click here to learn more.
  • Largest aggregation of fishes in abyssal deep sea recorded by Department researchers
    The largest aggregation of fishes ever recorded in the abyssal deep sea was discovered by a team of oceanographers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH, USA), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI, USA) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC, UK). Their findings were published recently in Deep-Sea Research. Click here to learn more.
  • Fish carcasses deliver toxic mercury pollution to the deepest ocean trenches
    The sinking carcasses of fish from near-surface waters deliver toxic mercury pollution to the most remote and inaccessible parts of the world’s oceans, including the deepest spot of all: the 36,000-foot-deep Mariana Trench in the northwest Pacific. And most of that mercury began its long journey to the deep-sea trenches as atmospheric emissions from coal-fired … Read More
  • 2020 Board of Regents Medal in Teaching Awarded to OCN Faculty Member
    Oceanography faculty member Grieg Steward has been awarded the Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in teaching from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This award honors an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and personal character. Congratulations Grieg!
  • 2020 John and Anne Flanigan Oceanography Award Recipient Announced
    Oceanography graduate student Kyle Conner was awarded a $1,000 John and Anne Flanigan Oceanography Award in 2020. The award is presented to a student for academic performance, and outstanding research. Congratulations Kyle!
  • 2020-2021 J. Watumull Merit Scholarship Awarded
    Oceanography graduate student Jessica Bullington was awarded $2000 for outstanding scholastic achievement and a desire to improve oneself and their profession. Congratulations Jessica!