Interim Director of HIGP
Interim Executive Director of the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii
Ph.D., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 1992
Home Page: http://www.hawaii.edu/arl/about-us
Office: POST 602B
Phone Number: (808) 956-8760
Fax Number: (808) 956-3188
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
1680 East-West Road, POST 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
Interim Director of HIGP, Interim Executive Director of ARL/UH, Marine geology and geophysics, Remote sensing of the seafloor, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Arctic Basin
Synopsis: Margo Edwards was appointed the interim Executive Director of the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii in April 2015. The following February she received a second appointment as the interim Director of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP). Edwards is a tenured Senior Researcher in HIGP who previously served as Director of the Hawaii Mapping Research Group and as the Center Director of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Island, Maritime and Extreme Environment Security (CIMES).
Her recent scientific research focuses on the use of high resolution photographic and acoustic data to map military munitions that were sea disposed at the end of World War II. She has also worked on bathymetric and sidescan sonar mapping of the Arctic Basin and the East Pacific Rise. In 1999, Edwards served as Chief Scientist of the Science ICe EXercise (SCICEX) program aboard the USS Hawkbill. In 2007, Edwards was awarded a medal for Distinguished Public Service by the Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, for her efforts in support of the USCG icebreaker fleet.
Field Experience: MEdwards_fieldexperience.pdf
Advisory Roles and Mentorships: MEdwards_mentorships.pdf