School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology


The following resources provide material and informational support to SOEST faculty, researchers, students, and staff. Several of these also provide information and educational services to scientists and educators outside of SOEST, as well as to the general public.

Advanced Network Computing Laboratory

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  • “To build the industry leader in Advanced Network education, security, testing and publishing through a balanced partnership between industry and academia.”
  • Contact information available here.

Asia-Pacific Data-Reseach Center of the IPRC

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  • “Our mission is to increase understanding of climate variability in the Asia-Pacific region by developing the computational, data management, and networking infrastructure necessary to make data resources readily accessible and usable to researchers and general users; and by undertaking data-intensive research activities that will both advance knowledge and lead to improvements in data preparation and data products..”
  • Contact information available here.

Atmospheric Sciences Weather Server

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  • Current weather conditions and satellite images for Hawaii, the Pacific, and North America.
  • Contact: Ryan Lyman

Coastal Imagery for the Hawaiian Islands

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  • Detailed images of the shorelines of the main Hawaiian Islands from several sources in a variety of different formats.
  • Hawai‘i Coastal Geology Group
  • 1680 East-West Rd, POST 721, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-2582 • Fax: (808) 956-5512

Computer and Network Support (RCF)

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  • The computer and network support group for SOEST. It consists of two full-time and one part-time technicians and one student assistant.
  • 1680 East-West Rd, POST 820, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-5243 • Fax: (808) 956-9256
  • Email:

SOEST Emergency Information

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  • Information about what to do in case of storms, floods, and other emergencies; hurricane and avian flu info available as of May 2006.

Engineering Support Facility

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  • ESF provides a variety of engineering support for scientists and researchers of the SOEST.
  • 2525 Correa Rd, HIG 303, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-8790 • Fax: (808) 956-5373
  • Email:

SOEST Fiscal Services

Gender Equity and Non-discrimination Policy

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  • The School proactively endorses gender equity and non-discrimination in the workplace. There are a number of documents, both from the University of Hawai‘i and the U.S. Federal Government, that provide useful information to staff, students, and faculty. You are encouraged to be aware of these resources, as well as the procedures for filing informal or formal complaints.
  • Links to online resources, including web pages and PDFs, are on the web page.

Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)

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  • An open source collection of ~60 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets, producing illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots to 3-D perspective views.

Hawai‘i Beach Hazard Forecast Site

Hawai‘i Coastal Erosion Website

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  • The Hawaii Shoreline Study provides shoreline change data to the public and government partners to assist in decision-making in the coastal zone.
  • Hawaii Coastal Geology Group
  • 1680 East-West Rd, POST 721, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-2582 • Fax: (808) 956-5512

International Shipping Training

Kilo Nalu Nearshore Reef Observatory

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  • Off the south shore of Oahu, provides a window into the nearshore coral reef physical, biological and chemical environment, including waves, tides, currents and nearshore water quality.
  • Email:

Laboratories and Other Facilities

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  • SOEST web site with links to numerous SOEST labs and other research suport facilities.
  • Contact info for individual laboratories and other facilities on the LOF web page.

SOEST Logos and UH Manoa Seals

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  • Download the latest versions of the SOEST logo in GIF, high-res JPG, and EPS formats.

Main Hawaiian Islands Multibeam Bathymetry

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  • Hosts the multibeam bathymetry synthesis for the main Hawaiian Islands, having undertaken the collection, processing, and visualization of all available bathymetry data for the Main Hawaiian Islands.


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NOAA Hawaii/Pacific Islands Liaison

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  • Safekeeping and serving of oceanographic data and information; also meteorological, geological, and biological measured parameters along the shoreline and within estuaries.
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 316, Honolulu, HI 96819 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-4105 • Fax: (808) 956-2352
  • Email: Patrick C. Caldwell

Ocean Atlas of Hawai‘i

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  • “…a description of the ocean around Hawai‘i — marine climate, water properties, currents, tides, waves.”
  • Contact: Pierre Flament

Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC)

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  • Researchers and graduate students working to delineate the benthic habitat of coral reef ecosystems throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands.
  • 1680 East-West Rd, POST 833, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-5239 • Fax: (808) 956-6530
  • Email:

Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

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  • “…to create an effective partnership of data providers and users … to develop, disseminate, evaluate and apply new ocean data and information products designed specifically to address the needs of the communities, businesses and resources that call the Pacific home.“
  • Contact: Chris Ostrander

PacIOOS Voyager

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  • “Voyager allows ocean users to dynamically combine, view, download, and query thousands of data layers across the Pacific for free.“
  • Contact: Chris Ostrander

Planetary Data Center (PRPDC)

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  • One of seventeen Regional Planetary Image Facilities world wide, archiving planetary data that serves the planetary research and education community throughout the Pacific.
  • 1680 East-West Rd, POST 602, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-8760 • Fax: (808) 956-3188
  • Email:

Publication Services

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  • Services include illustration and graphics, web design, copy editing, report production, typesetting, and printing.
  • 2525 Correa Rd, HIG 132, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Editing & Production
    Tel: (808) 956-7059 • Fax: (808) 956-2538
  • Email:
  • Illustration & Web Design
    Tel: (808) 956-7079 • Fax: (808) 956-2538
  • Email:

SOEST Laboratory for Analytical Biogeochemistry

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  • Provides sample analyses for a range of biogeochemical parameters including dissolved inorganic and organic nutrients (P, N, Si); dissolved organic and inorganic carbon; dissolved oxygen; alkalinity; solid-phase carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus; and chlorophyll-a.
  • Email:

SOEST Speakers Bureau

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  • Faculty, staff, and students in this listing are willing to speak to school groups or other organizations about the following topics in ocean and earth science and technology.
  • Contact info for individual speakers is on the web page.

University of Hawai‘i Marine Operations

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  • Information about, and support for, SOEST’s research vessels.
  • University of Hawaii Marine Operations
  • 1 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, HI 96819 USA
  • Tel: (808) 842-9813 • Fax: (808) 842-9833
  • Toll Free: 1-888-800-0460
  • Email:
  • Other contact information is available here.

University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant Bookstore

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  • UH Sea Grant's collection of publications covers topics including hazards resilience, safe and sustainable seafood, healthy coastal ecosystems, and sustainable coastal development, among others.
  • 2525 Correa Road, HIG #238 Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Tel: (808) 956-7410 • Fax: (808) 956-3014
  • Email: Cindy Knapman

University of Hawai‘i Sea Level Center

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  • Collect, process, distribute, and analyze in-situ tide gauge data from around the world in support of climate research.
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 317, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-6161 • Fax: (808) 956-2352
  • Email: Mark Merrifield

Video Conferencing System

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  • The Video Conferencing System in POST 801 is compatible with a wide variety of Internet based Video Conferencing Systems and is relatively easy to use. Visit the Video Conferencing page for contact info, and to download the manual PDF

Vog Measurement and Prediction (VMAP)

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  • The Vog Measurement and Prediction Project is a feasibility study in which scientists evaluate whether vog forecasts are achievable and useful.
  • Contact information available here.

Web Site Requirements

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  • Basic guidelines and requirements for pages posted on the SOEST web server.
  • 2525 Correa Rd, HIG 132, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
  • Tel: (808) 956-7079 • Fax: (808) 956-2538
  • Email: