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Seminars
Wednesdays in POST 544 at 2 p.m.
• View >> Spring 2016 schedule

Upcoming seminar:
Wed., Feb. 10, 2:00pm in POST 544: Aditya Chopra (Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University) "The Case for a Gaian Bottleneck: The Biology of Habitability" [HIGP Seminar Series]



Talk Shows
Mondays at 1:00–2:00 p.m. at thinktechhawaii.com
• View >> Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 schedule



HIGP Computing Services
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

Web Docs, Forms, Help Files (internal use)



Affiliations
Department of Geology and Geophysics

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

University of Hawai‘i, NASA Astrobiology Institute



Gender Equity, Non-discrimination, and Non-Violence Policy Statements
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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
Academic Calendar

Applying to Graduate School

Campus Map (printable pdf)

Campus Safety

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Welcome


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.


News   [Links open in new windows.]

ThinkTech Hawaii logo ThinkTech Hawai‘i–Research at UH Mānoa: Talk Shows in February with HIGP:
See the: HIGP Spring 2016 Talk Show Schedule.

February 1, 2016
Leadership Transition at HIGP
HIGP and SOEST announce the appointment of Dr. Margo H. Edwards as Interim Director of HIGP effective February 1, 2016. Dr. Margo Edwards

Margo Edwards received her doctoral degree from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in Marine Geology and Geophysics. For the past 25 years she has served on the research faculty of HIGP specializing in remote sensing of the seafloor using optical and acoustic systems. Her principal research focuses on processes involved in creating and modifying the oceanic crust. Recent research includes investigations of the Arctic Basin and the use of high-resolution photographic and acoustic data to assess sea-disposed military munitions.

Edwards served as Director of the Hawai‘i Mapping Research Group for fifteen years, as Center Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Island, Maritime and Extreme Environment Security (CIMES) for four years, and in April 2015 was appointed Interim Executive Director of the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i.

Having stepped down as Director of HIGP, Dr. Rhett Butler joins the HIGP faculty as a Researcher to continue his work in tsunamis, earthquakes, and other geophysical issues affecting Hawai‘i.

HIGP News and Seminar Archives for [2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 ].

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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. 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.

Updated 8 February 2016.



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