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Bluefin tuna feeding on Saturday, November 8th, Coconut Island Field Trip
Shark Feeding on Saturday, November 8th, Coconut Island Field Trip
Did you know Hawaiʻi was an independent kingdom until its illegal overthrow in 1893? Learn more about our monarch, Queen Liliuokalani by visiting Hamilton Library. #Repost @kamehamehaschools ・・・ Ho‘omaika‘i to our partners at the University of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge dean (and KSK alum) Dr. Jon Osorio on the opening of this special exhibit. Hoʻohāliʻaliʻa: Remembering Her Majesty is also curated by KSK alums Keahiahi Long and April Drexel. The exhibit will run from September 8 through October 15 at Hamilton Library. A special concert is planned for October 7. I ka wā mamua, ka wā mahope! #Repost @uhawaiinews ・・・ The 100th anniversary of the death of Queen Liliuokalani will be on Nov. 11, 2017. The Hawaiinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is observing the centennial with an exhibit of her papers, songs and photographs at the @uhmlibrary in Sept. and Oct. as well as a concert, Hoohālialia: Remembering Her Majesty, at Kennedy Theatre on Oct. 7. #uhmanoa #queenliliuokalani

Aloha GES Students

The ad for recruiting UH undergrads to join the SMART Ala Wai project is now open.

Search UH SECE position # 241731



If you have questions, please contact Dr. Brian Glazer or Dr. Michael Guidry.

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Global Environmental Science
“Connecting with Alumni” Series

Bryan Chinaka...
2013 GES Graduate
Myounghee Noh & Associates, L.L.C.
Environmental Scientist

Heidi Needham
2014 GES Graduate
Graduate Research Assistant
Ecohydrology Lab
Department of Geography, UHM

Ryan Ueunten
2016 GES Graduate
Non-profit Organization &
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Native Ecosystem Protection Management

Monday February 26, 2018 1:30-3:30 p.m. MSB 307
Offered in conjunction with OCN 490

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Department of Facility Maintenance
Storm Water Quality Branch
Summer Intern Program 2018

Work Location: ...

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Department of Facility MaintenanceRoss S. Sasamura, P.E., Director and Chief EngineerEduardo P. Manglallan, Deputy Director

Title: Research Support (Research Support Staff)
Position Number: Pending
Hiring Unit: College of Natural Sciences / Botany
Department Location: Manoa Campus
Date Posted: February 15, 2018...

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The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status...

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship at the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program. This is a paid (stipend of $5,500) 8-week fellowship opportunity during summer 2018 for full time students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply).

Please share this announcement and the attached fellowship description with your networks, and in particular any undergraduate or graduate st...udents who might be interested in applying. Any questions on the fellowship or application process can be directed to Hawaii Sea Grant Program Leader, Maya Walton (, 808-956-6992). Thank you!

Application deadline: March 15, 2018

Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship: Hawai‘i’s communities statewide are engaging their natural, social, and built environments in efforts to better manage issues that affect their livability, sustainability and resiliency. The Rappa Fellow will further their knowledge and understanding of sustainable coastal development through research, extension, and community-based education in topics of coastal smart growth and community planning and their integration with hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation. This year (2018) one of the Rappa Fellows will be placed with the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency and one fellow will be placed on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus at Hawai‘i Sea Grant.


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Paid internship: Smithsonian Bicoastal Science Communications !!

Stipend: $550/week
Duration: 18 weeks (May/June to September/October 2018)
Start Date: Flexible, between May 14 and June 11...
Location: Edgewater, Md. and Tiburon, Calif.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume with references (name, title and contact information) and unofficial transcript(s) to by 11:59 PST Monday, February 19, 2018.

One to three published or unpublished writing samples explaining science for general readers are also essential to include for the application to be considered.

For more information, visit Questions? Send an email to SERC Science Writer Kristen Minogue at

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We're recruiting our 2018 summer intern team! Get hands-on experience in research, education, citizen science and science writing. Applications open through Feb. 15. (Photo: Kiel Edson)

UH experts appointed to city climate change commission

The Honolulu City Council has confirmed three University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty members to serve on the city’s Climate Change Commission. All three were appointed by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

They are:


Rosie Alegado, Department of Oceanography and the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education

Makena Coffman, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and UH Economic Research Organization

Chip Fletcher, School Of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

The role of the commission is to gather the latest science and information on climate change impacts to Hawaiʻi, and to provide advice and recommendations to the mayor, the city council and the executive departments of the city that will draft policy and planning for future climate scenarios.

“UH Mānoa is proud to have three of our internationally-known researchers and educators appointed to this important commission. Their appointment is a reflection both of the quality and relevance of their work, and the commitment of the university to provide science-based advice to the community,” said Michael Bruno, UH Mānoa vice chancellor for research.…/01/31/city-climate-change-commiss…/

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The role of the commission, which includes UH Mānoa’s Rosie Alegado, Makena Coffman and Chip Fletcher, is to gather the latest science and information on climate change impacts to Hawaiʻ…

The NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program
(PGGURP) is accepting applications from students who are interested in exploring
planetary science for 8 weeks this summer under the mentorship of a NASA-funded


See for more details
and for the online application form. Applications are due on February 21, 2018.

Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and have
not yet started a graduate program are eligible. Preference is given to US
citizens and residents.

Please email with any questions.

Good luck!

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We pair qualified undergraduates with NASA-funded investigators at research locations around the country for 8 weeks during the summer. Students will spend the summer at the NASA scientist's home institution.

Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute

Seeking Summer Camp Counselors

Camp Sewee takes place at the Sewee Coastal Retreat Center located near Charleston, South Carolina. Staff reports to camp in mid-May and works until early August. Counselors will be working with youth ranging in age from 8-14.


Camp Sewee program activities include:

· Island ecology and Salt marsh study

· Marine wildlife exploration and crabbing

· Birds of prey demonstration

· Trips to the South Carolina Aquarium, Sewee Environmental Education Center and a local water park

· Surfing, tubing, swimming and fishing

· Nature and Night Hikes

· Dance, skits, games and more

Camp Sewee Instructors will gain:

· Experience teaching barrier island and salt marsh ecology outside of a classroom

· Opportunity to inspire children to value marine environments

· An extensive knowledge of all program activities

· Experience working in a fast paced, team environment

Apply at

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Smart Trees Pacific is helping found a new organization based on increasing the urban forestry canopy. They will be holding a conference on March 9, and I was hoping you could share this with faculty and students who may be interested.

Here is the link for more information and registraion:

Urban Forestry Conference

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STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)!

Great news – STEMSEAS has been funded for at least 3 more years!


Most expenses (travel to/from the ports of call, materials, and living expenses while on the ship) will be paid by the program- there is very little cost to participants. Want to see what a STEMSEAS cruise is like? Watch a video made by one of participants in 2016!

Here is the *tentative* 2018 schedule:

2 – 10 February Sail on the R/V Sikuliaq from San Diego, CA to Newport, Oregon

26 April – 3 May Sail on the R/V Endeavor from Narragansett, RI to Bridgetown, Barbados (must have U.S. passport)

3 – 11 June Sail on R/V Revelle from San Diego to Newport

10-17 August Sail on R/V Endeavor from Narragansett, RI to Gulfport

3-8 October Sail on R/V Sikuliaq from Nome to Seward

Be sure to visit our blog page to read about student experiences in 2016 and 2017.

Application Process

The 2018 application is available here. Deadlines are rolling, depending on which expeditions you are interested in. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen 18 or over and enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. The application includes:
· A completed application form

· A copy of your latest unofficial transcript

· Reference contact information for a professor, adviser or employer (current or former)


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STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)!

Applications are now being accepted for the L. Stephen Lau Water Research Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded in Fall 2018. The award amount is $1,500.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 23, 2018. If application is mailed, it must be postmarked by this date to be accepted.

The scholarship was established with funds endowed to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa by Dr. L. Stephen Lau and Mrs. Virginia May Lau of Honolulu. Dr. Lau is emeritus professo...r of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UH Mānoa's College of Engineering and was director of the UH Mānoa Water Resources Research Center from 1971 to 1990.

The purpose of the scholarship is to further knowledge of Hawaiʻi's natural waters by providing financial assistance that may be used for anything related to costs of attendance or research.

Eligibility criteria:

· Part-time or full-time UH system student

· Upper division undergraduate or graduate student

· Any discipline related to water resources in the UH System pursuing a minimum four-year academic degree

Selection criteria:

· Minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduate students

· An essay or a research proposal on any aspect of Hawaiʻi natural waters and how the applicant's research or area of study is related to it.

Applications are available at Applicants must submit the application form, an essay or research proposal and evidence of eligibility (unofficial STAR transcript acceptable) to Barbara Guieb, UH Water Resources Research Center, 2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 283, Honolulu, HI 96822. Email submissions are acceptable to

For more information, visit:

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At WRRC we concentrate on addressing the unique water and wastewater management problems and issues that we in the Pacific face. WRRC serves the state of Hawaii as well as other Pacific islands and elsewhere by researching water-related issues distinctive to these areas. We are Hawaii's link in a ne...

Research reveals how climate change may affect Hawaiian aquaculture

For centuries, indigenous peoples of the Hawaiian Islands practiced sustainable aquaculture by building walled fishponds in coastal estuaries. Historical records estimate that in the early 1900s an extensive network of over 450 fishponds across the Hawaiian Islands produced upwards of 2 million pounds of fish annually and supported large thriving communities. Currently, worldwide aquaculture accounts for one-half of fish consumption.

Researchers with SOEST and Native Hawaiian fishpond stewards Paepae o Heʻeia formed a collaborative partnership to understand the role of climate change in subtropical coastal estuarine environments within the context of aquaculture practices in Heʻeia Fishpond. He’eia is a traditional Hawaiian fishpond on Oʻahu. Results published recently in PlosONE indicate that there is a relationship between two periods of high fish mortality at Heʻeia Fishpond and changes in the climate.

“Our results provide empirical evidence regarding El Niño effects on the coastal ocean, which can inform resource management efforts about the potential impact of climate variation on aquaculture production,” said Rosie Alegado, corresponding author of the study and assistant professor in the Department of Oceanography and University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant).

Other authors from the Department of Oceanography include Daniel McCoy, Margaret A. McManus, Charles Young (also JIMAR), Brandon D’Andrea, and Kathleen C. Ruttenberg.…/research-reveals-how-clima…/…

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SOEST is thrilled to welcome the Flanigans and the Laws into our donor 'ohana. We are grateful for their wonderful support, and look forward to sharing the impacts of their giving with them and with alumni and friends for years to come.

Mr. John M. and Mrs. Anne C. Flanigan recently endowed the John and Anne Flanigan Award for Oceanographic Research in the Department of Oceanography. The annual award will be given to a graduate student in the Department of Oceanography to sup...port his or her outstanding research. John and Anne are former math faculty at Kapiolani Community College. Early in their post-graduate careers, Anne was invited to American Samoa to help develop improved modules for math curriculum in the public schools, and John was instrumental in helping the island establish its first community college system.

Dr. Edward A. and Mrs. Stephanie S.L. Laws established the Global Environmental Science Endowed Scholarship to support undergraduate students in the Global Environmental Sciences program in the Department of Oceanography. The gift will provide standout GES students with tuition and other academic financial support, allowing them to focus on their studies, be rewarded for excellent work, and be able to take advantage of research opportunities for their senior thesis projects. A former faculty member of the Department of Oceanography at SOEST, Ed is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Louisiana State University. While at UH, Ed was a key supporter in the department's effort to start the GES program. Stephanie works for the State of Hawaii and is active on the ARCS Honolulu board.

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4 full time paid internships with the Honolulu City & County Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency.

Starting in April 2018 through April 2019.

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