Collaborative venture of UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College uses unmanned aerial vehicle to study lava.
The flights are in direct support of disaster relief operations in the area of the flow.
Ken Hon, UH Hilo professor of geology, and his wife Cheryl Gansecki, a volcano videographer, have teamed up using their specialized skills to produce informational materials for the Puna community experiencing the current lava flow.
LIAM CONWAY-NESSON, ENGLISH COMPOSITION: My use of Sam Low’s Hawaiki Rising incorporates seminar style class sessions, short lectures and experiential learning excursions into the course design.
The lava flow crisis in Puna has inspired Catherine Becker to develop a book that documents discourse on the impact. She welcomes original essays, articles, research papers, photos, poems, stories and art work for possible inclusion.
SARAH MARUSEK, POLITICAL SCIENCE: With visible property lines gone and disaster management agencies opening up the land for public access, protections for private residents seem to be in opposition with governmental management.
Kathy Cooksey (shown here standing behind two of her students at the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea) is young, hip, ambitious and an accomplished scientist — and she’s chosen Hilo as her forever home.
Professor of Geology Ken Hon will talk on “What to expect when you’re expecting… Lava,” on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., on campus at the University Classroom Building, Room 100.
MARK KIMURA, ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: The “economic” impact is just a small part of the big picture. There are also cultural, political, psychological and environmental impacts. There might also be things we can’t even imagine today.
MICHAEL SHINTAKU, PLANT PATHOLOGY: At the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management at UH Hilo, we are concerned with food production and sustainability, and we value and promote all effective agricultural systems.