Jun 27, 2017, 5:00 PM
Smart Yields is a start-up with a mobile and desktop app that aims to analyze, predict, and alert farmers of environmental conditions for control over farm health from a variety of sensors.
Jul 24, 2017, 5:00 PM
Some small landowners are planting high-value hardwoods like mohagany and koa for eventual use as cabinet or furniture woods. Others are managing native forests purely for conservation. Dr. Friday will describe some of these projects and provide an update on Rapid `Ohia Death, a fungal disease that is killing `ohia trees around Hawaii island.
Mar 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
In addition to county and state responses to the dengue fever outbreak, community action can be quite effective. Mosquito traps can substantially reduce the mosquito population and break the cycle of infection. Van Eden will describe how he has reverse engineered a number of commercial and research traps to enable anyone to make effective traps using relatively safe chemicals and containers like jars or buckets.
Feb 29, 2016, 5:00 PM
Seismic monitoring at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to detect and track patterns of earthquake activity that foreshadow eruptions at both Kilauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes. Elevated levels of seismicity recently noted beneath Mauna Loa, along with suggestive patterns of measured ground surface deformations, suggest that the volcano is at an elevated level of unrest. HVO geophysicist Paul Okubo will discuss the current seismic state of Mauna Loa, as well as seismological observations that HVO has keyed on in the past to issue eruption forecasts.
Feb 10, 2016, 5:00 PM
Far Out! Medicine on Mars will provide an overview of the medical challenges associated with travel to and habitation on Mars. Among other issues, the problems created by microgravity, isolation, toxic dust exposure, and a lack of complex medical care will be discussed. A brief introduction to "sMars" (simulated Mars) and the current HI-SEAS Mission IV on Mauna Loa will also be provided.