Oceanography project funded

Dr. James Lewis, senior scientist/oceanography for Scientific Solutions in Kalaheo, has received a $150,000 award from the National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS).

The award is for the implementation of an advanced oceanographic computer model at Pacific Missile Range Facility.

CEROS is based in Kona.

“I’ll be doing the development and testing work here on Kaua’i, but I’ll be receiving data fields with which to force the model from the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center at Pearl Harbor. So there will be considerable interaction with that group,” Lewis said.

The contract also calls for porting the ocean model to the Maui High Performance Computer Center.

Lewis also announced $100,000 from the Office of Naval Research to augment this work with the study of ocean acoustic propagation at PMRF. All of the work is related to the possible development of a National Ocean Acoustic Laboratory at PMRF in the future, he said.

Civil defense test this Friday

State civil defense officials will conduct the monthly test of the emergency alert system Friday at 11:45 a.m.

A steady, 45-second tone will be heard on sirens statewide. In a real situation, the sirens would alert the public to a life and property-threatening emergency and to get instructions via broadcasts from participating radio or television stations.

Civil defense information also is printed in the front sections of telephone books.

Urban forestry applications due

Friday is the deadline for applications for federal funding for forestry programs in Hawai’i.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said additional federal funding is available forestry initiatives aimed at improving and enriching urban forests. Eligible applicants include state and local units of government, and approved organizations that meet federal tax requirements.

Additional information is available at (808) 872-3383 and (808) 587-4174.

Compiled from TGI news sources.


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