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Wednesdays in POST 544 at 2 p.m.
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Upcoming seminars:
Monday, July 21, 1:00pm in POST 544: Emilio Herrero-Bervera (HIGP) "The Short-term Behavior of the Earth's Magnetic Field: Insights from Hawaiian Long Volcanic Sequences and Lacustrine Sediments from Oregon." [HIGP Special Seminar]

Tuesday, July 22, 7:30pm in POST 544: Laura Corley (HIGP Graduate Student, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow) "Origins and Transport Mechanisms of Olivine on the Lunar Surface." [Spaceweek 2014, Hawai'i Space Lecture Series]

HIGP Supported Entities
Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes

Hawai‘i Mapping Research Group

Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory

Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium

Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center

HIGP Web Sites
Calendar (internal use for scheduling Data Center and/or projectors)

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

Web Docs, Forms, Help Files (internal use)

Department of Geology and Geophysics

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University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

University of Hawai‘i, NASA Astrobiology Institute

Gender Equity, Non-discrimination, and Non-Violence Policy Statements
Online Resources

Commitment to a Drug-Free Campus
Official notice of University policies

Official University policy addressing where smoking is prohibited

University Health Promotion resources

U. H. Manoa Links
Academic Calendar

Applying to Graduate School

Campus Map (printable pdf)

Parking on Campus


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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July 3, 2014
New kind of fossil meteorite reported. Credit: Birger Schmitz, Lund University in Sweden, Chicago's Field Museum. HIGP Researcher and Director of the W. M. Keck Cosmochemistry Laboratory, Gary Huss, and HIGP Emeritus Professor, Klaus Keil are co-authors on a paper "A Fossil Winonaite-like Meteorite in Ordovician Limestone: A Piece of the Impactor that Broke Up the L-chondrite Parent Body?" appearing in the advance online issue of the August 15 volume of Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The paper's lead author is HIGP collaborator Birger Schmitz of Lund University, Sweden. Read more about the new kind of fossil meteorite in LiveScience.

June 30, 2014
ThinkTech Hawaii logo ThinkTech Hawaii features a trio of UH scientists today: Karen Meech (Institute for Astronomy and Principal Investigator of the UH NASA Astrobiology Institute), Mike Mottl (SOEST - Oceanography), and HIGP's Jeff Taylor. With the show's host Jay Fidell, they discuss astrobiology and what makes Hawai'i a unique place to answer some important questions about the role of water in the formation and evolution of habitable planetary systems with interdisciplinary science teams of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students. Watch the show: The SOEST Hour on the ThinkTech Hawaii YouTube channel.

June 30, 2014
Dr. Paul Lucey awarded with Icarus certificate of reviewing excellence. Elsevier publishers and the editors of Icarus have recognized HIGP Researcher Paul Lucey for his merit in peer review and have awarded him a certificate of reviewing excellence. Congratulations.

June 25, 2014
Dr. James Potemra. HIGP Associate Specialist and Manager of the Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center, James Potemra, is co-author on a paper "The Indonesian Seas and Their Role in the Coupled Ocean-Climate System" appearing in the June 22 advance online publication of Nature Geoscience. The paper's lead author is Janet Sprintall of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. For more, see the UH News Report New Understanding of Ocean Passageway Could Aid Climate Change Forecasts.

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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, Interim Director  

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