The students viewed seven different learning stations hosted by scientists and experts from Civil Defense, UH Hilo’s Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, UH Hilo Department of Geology, and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company.
The Discovery Chanel’s video includes an excellent explanation of how the lava mapping is done from the UAV flights in the field to the data analysis and mosaic creation done at the UH Hilo Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Laboratory.
UH Hilo geography researchers have been working with Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and Hawai‘i Island United Way to design a survey that will capture the needs of the lower Puna community affected by the lava flow.
Over 90 UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College student volunteers welcomed 130 local high school students to the UH Hilo campus for some inspiration and motivation to graduate and seriously consider future goals.
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.
Lava Shoot production team covers the annual event and samples some of the goods.
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.
Edwin Kamauoha, deputy legal counsel to the governor of American Sāmoa, says it’s important to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga that local residents living abroad, particularly students attending college, understand the amendment.