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SOEST faculty teach baccalaureate students in earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, and environmental sciences, and masters and doctoral students in earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, marine biology, and ocean and resources engineering.

With two large research and several coastal vessels, two submersibles, a deep-ocean cabled observatory, a satellite fabrication facility, a private island devoted to marine biology research, and dozens of other specialized laboratories, students within SOEST are trained on state-of-the-art facilities and mentored to “find their passion” by leading researchers and educators as much in the field and lab as in the classroom.

Through four departments and in partnerships with our own research centers, and other units across the Manoa campus, SOEST offers 15 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, covering a wide range of earth, ocean, and planetary science disciplines.