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Tues., Feb. 21, 11:00am in HIG 210: Brian Buchanan (Cornell University) "Characterizing Threats to Freshwater Resources: How is Water Moving and How Much Can We Use?" See flyer.  [WRRC/HIGP Seminar]

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HIGP Supported Entities
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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February 13, 2017
UH Mānoa Receives Top International Ranking for Earth and Enviornmental Sciences
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is ranked 12th among universities internationally for earth and environmental sciences according to Nature Index. The Nature Index ranks institutions based on the number of research papers published in Nature and a select group of other prestigious journals (68 in total), each of which includes peer-review by active researchers. "We are a global leader because of our exceptional staff and students, a local community that values and understands the importance of marine and terrestrial resources and because of our particular location," said SOEST Assistant Dean Chris Ostrander. He went on to say, "We are situated in the center of the one of the best ecosystems on the planet to conduct earth and environmental sciences research and have leveraged state and outside investment to build a world-class enterprise that quite literally couldn't exist anywhere other than in Hawai‘i."

January 6, 2017
Meeting Announcement
The Cordilleran Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America will be held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu on May 23–25, 2017. HIGP and SOEST personnel are coordinating technical sessions, short courses, workshops, and field trips. GSA section logo

Sarah Fagents is co-chairing the Explosive Volcanism session and the Volcanism Across the Solar System session. Nicole Lautze is co-charing the Advances in Geothermal Resource Investigation session, Murli Manghnani and Bin Chen are together co-charing the Mineral Physics Research Aspects Related to Deep Earth's Interior and Phenomena session, and Emilio Herrero-Bervera is co-charing the Paleomagnetism, Rock Magnetism, and Archaeomagnetism session. See the Cordilleran Meeting Flyer for more information or go to the Cordilleran Meeting website for complete details.

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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. Margo H. Edwards, Interim Director  

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Top banner images: HIGP excels in advanced research, teaching, and service. Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the depths of the seas to the tops of volcanoes, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. These images show, from left to right: satellite communication dish, a map of tsunami wave heights, map of mid-ocean ridge/seafloor spreading, the IMI (Imaging and Mapping Instrument) deep-towed ocean sonar system, Earth's Moon, active Hawaiian lava flow, Mars, a meteorite collected in Antarctica, and GPS field station.

Updated 16 FEB 2017

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