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Wednesdays in POST 544 at 2 p.m.
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Upcoming seminars:
Mon., Oct. 5, 3:00pm in PSB 211: Gary Huss (HIGP Researcher) "History and Isotopic Systematics of Volatile Elements in the Early Solar System" [Astrobiology Seminar Series]

Wed., Oct. 7, 2:00pm in POST 544: Rob Wright (HIGP Assoc. Researcher) "TIRCIS Instrument Update" [HIGP Seminar Series]

Fri., Oct. 9, 3:30pm in POST 723: Peter Mouginis-Mark (HIGP Researcher) "Exploring the Dwarf Planets Pluto and Ceres" [G&G TGIF Seminar Series]

Talk Shows
Mondays at 1:00–2:00 p.m. at thinktechhawaii.com
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Resources, services, and current rate

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
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

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Department of Geology and Geophysics

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University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

University of Hawai‘i, NASA Astrobiology Institute

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

Official University policy on smoke-free campus

University Health Promotion resources

U. H. Manoa Links
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Applying to Graduate School

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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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ThinkTech Hawaii logo ThinkTech Hawai‘i–Research at UH Mānoa: Talk Shows in October with HIGP:
See the: HIGP Fall 2015 Talk Show Schedule.

Oct. 23 & 24, 2015
SOEST Open House, Oct. 23 & 24, 2015. Photo credit: Patrick Gasda. Exploring Earth & Space with HIGP Scientists
Did you know we are exploring the deepest ocean trench, volcanoes and lava flows, the Moon, Mars, and beyond? Did you know we are building satellites? Did you know you can squeeze water into ice? HIGP on the U.H. Manoa campus is preparing for the 13th biennel SOEST Open House (event info. and maps) taking place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 & 24. This free event draws 6,000+ students, parents, educators, and community members who connect with our scientists and engineers doing hands-on activities and laboratory tours. HIGP scientists will also participate in the series of public talks throughout the day for anyone interested in exploring Earth and space.  Photo credit: Patrick Gasda.

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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  

Director's Report for Fiscal Year 14-15, by Dr. Rhett Butler (posted July 23, 2015)

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