Maria Dumanlang

$400K grant to speed high-performance computing, advance research

A second high-performance computing (HPC) cluster at the University of Hawaiʻi has been seeded with a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant. Much like the existing HPC, Mana, the new cluster called Koa will serve as a free inter-campus resource for advancing research in such areas as astronomy, chemistry, oceanography, bioinformatics and data science. “We are excited about the capacity …

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‘Machine learning’ improves rainfall mapping, water plans

Rainfall map accuracy is vital in climate and hydraulic modeling and supports environmental management decision making, water resource planning and weather forecasting. University of Hawaiʻiand East-West Center researchers have developed more accurate monthly rainfall maps by using machine learning. According to IBM, machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science that focuses on …

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COMPBIO 2022 🗓

14 Days of Cross-Disciplinary Training in Computational Biology for Graduate Students.June 12-25, 2022 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia COMPBIO Workshop website Email: compbioasia@umt.edu Workshop Flier PDF Hands-On Guidance and Instruction in: Genome Sciences Structure Prediction Molecular Dynamics Simulations Emerging Topics COMPBIO22 participants will be eligible for continued and more advanced instruction through participation in COMPBIO23 in Singapore. …

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Hawai’i Mesonet funding for ‘Ike Wai team member sets stage to leverage data science for climate impact

Congratulations to ‘Ike Wai scientist Dr. Thomas Giambelluca and his team on their recent funding of an NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) award for the funding of a Hawai’i Mesonet. This $1.3M grant will install 84 climate stations in some of the most remote parts of the state. Stations will each have a data logger, …

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$6.36M supports Pacific climate change resilience

A program supporting communities in the Pacific region to become more resilient to the effects of climate change received a five-year, $6.36 million research grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Water Resources Research Center will work with the East-West Center, Arizona State University (ASU) and other stakeholders to kickoff the next phase …

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‘Ike Wai EPSCoR program leverages $1M cybertraining grant to empower cyberinfrastructure training for climate scientists and students in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific region

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a 3 year, nearly $1-million grant to the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) to create workshop and curriculum models for undergraduate and graduate students to increase their cyberinfrastructure skills across the climate science domain. “We are delighted to see this project funded,” notes Dr. Gwen Jacobs, Established Program to …

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Better water management goal of storm, rainfall data analysis

The first study to characterize the frequency of several atmospheric disturbance types in Hawaiʻi and the magnitude of rainfall associated with them aims to help inform future water management decisions in the state. The study by researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi, East-West Center and the University of Albany was recently published in American Meteorological Society’s Monthly Weather Review. The …

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‘Ike Wai + Sumida Farm Partnership

Sumida Farm, one of the oldest multi-generational farms in the state of Hawai‘i was a vital partner in ‘Ike Wai project research. This partnership helped to better understand the effects of urbanization and climate change that impact local agriculture. Sumida Farmʻs spring-dependent watercress crops have faced historical and current challenges of urban agricultural systems. The …

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Deep Submarine Fresh Water: A New Resource for Volcanic Islands?

The discovery of large freshwater reservoirs off Hawaii suggests that other volcanic islands may have similar resources, which could help meet water demands amid population growth and climate change. Read more: https://eos.org/science-updates/deep-submarine-fresh-water-a-new-resource-for-volcanic-islands