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 Hawaii. 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 Hawaii 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.
Keeping up with the activities of HIGP alumni and alumnae, we are pleased to share the news that Dr. Samuel Lawrence (Ph.D. 2007) and Dr. Julie Stopar (M.S. 2007) both have new positions in Houston, Texas. Sam is a Planetary Scientist in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center. For more, read the JSC News Feature. Julie is a Visiting Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, pursuing lunar research. For more, read Julie's profile.
June 22, 2016 Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research Award Announcement
HIGP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Denise B. Evans
Fellowships in Oceanographic Research: Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats and Christopher Wall. Phoebe, a Ph.D. candidate in the Oceanography Department, studies climate impacts on pelagic marine fisheries. Christopher, a Ph.D. candidate in the Marine Biology graduate program, studies issues surrounding climate change and the impacts to coral reefs. The selection committee was extremely impressed with all of the applicants, and the decision was not reached easily. Congratulations to Phoebe and Christopher, and kudos to all of the 2016 applicants. The fellowships were established by virtue of a very generous gift from the estate of Denise B. Evans. They support outstanding SOEST graduate students in many different fields of oceanographic research. For details, please visit the Denise B. Evans Fellowships in Oceanographic Research website.
June 22, 2016 NOAA's 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas
June 13, 2016 Tenure and Promotion Announcements
We are pleased to announce Przemek Dera and Jeffrey Gillis-Davis are the newest tenured members of the HIGP faculty. Congratulations also to Przemek Dera and Rob Wright for promotion to Researcher. Congratulations all.
June 9, 2016 International Collaboration Expands Knowledge of Chemical Munitions Dumped at Sea
A special issue of the academic journal Deep-sea Research II, published recently, is devoted to expanding understanding of the global issue of chemical munitions dumped at sea. The publication was edited by Margo Edwards (HIGP Interim Director and Principal Director of the HUMMA Project) and Jacek Beldowski (Project Director of Science for Peace and Security MODUM - Towards the Monitoring of Dumped Munitions Threat at the Polish Academy of Sciences). They are international leaders in the assessment of sea-dumped military munitions and chemical warfare, and the effects on the ocean environment and those who use it. "The overarching objective of the special issue of Deep Sea Research II is to collate and compare results from two of the most comprehensive studies of sea-dumped chemical munitions to promote data sharing and constrain the factors that influence where and how to mitigate the damage," said Edwards. For more, please read the UH News Report.
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 Hawaii 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.
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii
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.