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Wednesdays in POST 544 at 2 p.m.
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Upcoming seminar:
Wed., April 22, 2:00pm in POST 544: Joel Sercel (Founder and Principal Engineer, ICS Associates Inc.) "APIS: Asteroid Provided In-Situ Systems: A New Vision for Man's Future in Space" [HIGP Seminar Series]

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Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes

Hawai‘i Groundwater & Geothermal Resources Center

Hawai‘i Mapping Research Group

Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory

Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium

Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center

HIGP Web Sites
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HawaiiView: Satellite Remote Sensing Data and Images

Hotspots: Global Space-borne Volcano and Fire Thermal Monitoring

PSRD: Planetary Science Research Discoveries educational website

The Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research

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HIGP is a multi-disciplinary institute conducting advanced research, technology development, teaching, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary science and engineering. We are a part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the Mānoa (Honolulu) campus of the University of Hawai‘i. Our Institute is home to approximately 100 faculty members, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation, research vessels, and far-ranging field sites. HIGP partners with the College of Engineering for satellite fabrication and launch through the Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory. Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the deep Earth interior to the upper atmosphere, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

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April 9, 2015
Hawaiian Volcanoes Subject of New AGU Monograph
Link to 2015 AGU Monograph on Hawaii Volcanoes Sarah Fagents, HIGP Researcher, is a contributing author of a chapter in a new 600-page book published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in the American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph Series. Hawaiian Volcanoes: From Source to Surface "is the outcome of an AGU Chapman Conference held on the island of Hawai‘i in August 2012... and contains a diversity of research results that highlight the current understanding of how Hawaiian volcanoes work and point out fundamental questions requiring additional exploration." Chapter authors also include colleagues from SOEST/Department of Geology and Geophysics. Read more about the book and the table of contents at Wiley publishers.

April 2, 2015
Nominations Open for Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research
Link to Evans Fellowships By virtue of a very generous gift from the estate of Denise B. Evans, HIGP in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) established the Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research. These awards support outstanding SOEST graduate students in many different fields of oceanographic research. Awards are in the amount of $28,000 per year, and are paid as salary to graduate research assistants at UH Mānoa who will be continuing their studies. Nomination packages are due at the HIGP Office (POST 602) by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015. For complete details, please visit the Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research website.

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HIGP Mission Statement

HIGP solves fundamental problems in Earth and Planetary Science by the development and application of state-of-the-art exploration, measurement, and data analysis technologies. HIGP serves society and the State of Hawai‘i by acquiring and disseminating new knowledge about the Earth and other planetary bodies, and developing and introducing leading edge technologies and a highly trained workforce to the State economy.

Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai‘i
1680 East-West Road,
Pacific Ocean Science & Technology (POST) Building, Room 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
Office Phone: 808.956.8760
Fax: 808.956.3188
Dr. Rhett Butler, Director  

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