Digital Collections

Research Guide

Research Guide

Geothermal energy research requires an interdisciplinary approach, just to name a few fields: geology, environmental science, engineering, computer science, business, humanities, and social sciences. Geothermal research areas include the following: exploring the historical uses of volcanic heat locating and accessing geothermal resources developing technologies to use the earth’s heat to create clean energy assessing economic, ...

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Historical Geothermal Items

Historical Geothermal Items

A signification digitization effort commenced at the University of Hawai‘i in 2011 via support of the DOE-funded National Geothermal Data System (NDGS) project, which ended Dec 31, 2013. The digitization work has continued thanks to additional support by Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). ...

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Hawai‘i State Water Wells

Hawai‘i State Water Wells

The Hawai‘i State Water Well project digitized all of the water well files at the DLNR, Commission of Water Resource Management (CWRM).  Though public information, the files existed previously in print/paper format, so prior access to the information required going in person to the CWRM office. The map below shows the location of each water well ...

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Geothermal Documents

Geothermal Documents

The Hawai‘i Geothermal Digital Collection digitizes and disseminates data and information relating to geothermal exploration and development in the State of Hawai‘i and participates in the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) project. The collection includes historical photographs, maps, videos, and geothermal documents (reports, journal articles, proposals, brochures, etc.). The historical items are hosted here, with ...

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Groundwater Collection

Groundwater Collection

By renowned geologists, this collection’s reports, datasets, and maps contain invaluable information about the water resources in eight major Hawaiian islands. The collection includes previously private reports from Tom Nance Water Resource Engineering and out-of-print Hawai‘i Division of Hydrography Bulletins, the first comprehensive and detailed studies of the geology and water resources of Hawai‘i. Tom ...

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Soil Survey Investigation Reports

Soil Survey Investigation Reports

Dating from the 1965 to 1988, their data include geotechnical borings done for building foundations on Oahu. The borings unveiled detailed geologic information. Reports include those made for the construction of the following: Suburban communities — Mililani Town, Enchanted Lake in Kailua, and Hawaii Kai State government projects — Honolulu International Airport (now Daniel K. Inouye International Airport) Commercial and non-profit projects ...

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