Marine scientist John Burns and collaborators hope to develop the platform into one of the world’s most advanced underwater observatories.
Students from UH Hilo spent Saturday exploring and recording data at a series of faults located near Kīlauea caldera.
Researchers are investigating the feasibility of growing substantial amounts of “energycane” biomass as a source for jet fuel—a win for farmers, the state’s sustainability goals, and the economy.
The 60,000-square-foot Integrated Research Center will bring together staff from both the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center to study hazards from active volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai’i.
Currently, the research team is studying the humpback whales now in waters off Maui. During summers, the team examines the same individual whales in feeding grounds off Southeast Alaska.
The research of Lauren Kapono includes not only scientific discovery of the salt water limpet but also the cultural, community, and personal impacts of climate change on coastal residents.
The research team identified and sequenced the microbe’s genome and also investigated the ecological impact of its pigments.
Adam Pack, chair and professor of psychology at UH Hilo, was featured in two public webinars on behalf of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.