This slide show (98 MB .m4v) was presented at the May 3, 2013, C-MORE Scholars symposium, where the scholars presented talks and posters of their research. (Click on the image above to see a larger version.)
C-MORE PI and director Dave Karl is the 2013 recipient of the National Academy of Science’s Alexander Agassiz Medal for his “acknowledged leadership in establishing multidisciplinary ocean-observing systems, for detection of decadal regime shifts in pelagic ecosystems, and for paradigm-shifting insights on biogeochemical cycles in the ocean.” (Co-PI Penny Chisholm was the 2010 recipient.)
UH Oceanography chair Kelvin Richards notes that, “This a very prestigious award made every three years … established by Sir John Murray in honor of his friend Alexander Agassiz. Dave joins the ranks of illustrious past recipients who include Bjerknes, Bigelow, Sverdrup, Stommel, and our very own Klaus Wyrtki.”
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The 2013 C-MORE Scholars newsletter (PDF) is now available!
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We at C-MORE join others around the world in celebrating the life and exceptional achievements of Daniel K. Inouye who passed away on 17 December 2012. Senator Inouye was an effective advocate for STEM education and basic research, and was a strong supporter of C-MORE’s research, education and outreach missions. His efforts have greatly enhanced the capacity for research at the University of Hawai‘i, especially in the area of marine science. Senator Inouye participated in both the ground-breaking (15 April 2009) and the grand opening (25 October 2010) of C-MORE Hale, and he was excited as he toured the new facility and spoke to our students, post-docs and staff about their research. Senator Inouye was also responsible for securing funds to construct our flagship, the R/V Kilo Moana (AGOR-26), which his wife Margaret christened at Atlantic Marine Inc. on 17 November 2001. Several years later, the UH-based Hawai‘i Ocean Time-series and C-MORE teams gave the Senator a belated tour of the vessel and her capabilities. Although he had an open invitation and was excited about the possibility, Senator Inouye was unable to visit Station ALOHA before his death. His 5 decades of leadership in Congress and dedicated and impactful service to the State and the Nation will be missed, and probably can never be replaced. Mahalo and aloha, may you rest in peace.
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Congratulations to the UC Santa Cruz C-MORE Team lead by postdoc Anne Thompson and C-MORE co-PI Jon Zehr for their thrilling Science paper on the unicellular cyanobacterium (UCYN-A) and it’s eukaryotic algal host — mystery finally solved! First discovered by Jon in 1998, when Anne was in grade school, UCYN-A has an unusual genetic makeup that led to interesting hypotheses about its physiology and ecology. This new study shows beyond any doubt that UCYN-A is a symbiont living an intimate relationship with a prymnesiophyte. Please take a look at these well earned press releases (in Science Daily and at NSF), and especially at the great paper. DMK
Our new Hawai‘i research facility, C-MORE Hale, is now officially a LEED Platinum building! This is the first in the state of Hawai‘i for a laboratory facility.
Read more about it in Green Building & Design Magazine (new article added 10-08-12), News at UH, EarthTechling, Mānoa Campus Talk, and see the press release at the UH Newsroom. Video of a ceremony held on February 8, 2012, celebrating C-MORE Hale’s Platinum certification can be viewed here.
At the C-MORE Hale grand opening and dedication ceremony on Monday, Oct. 25th, 2010. From left: Reverend Solomon Kekoa, United States Senator Daniel Inouye, University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood, National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh, C-MORE Director David Karl, UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Gary Ostrander, and Dean of SOEST Brian Taylor.
Visit the C-MORE Hale page for more information about the ceremony, including links to an article and gallery of photos in Mālamalama (the magazine of the University of Hawai‘i); photos in our image library; downloadable event programs and fact sheets about the Center and C-MORE Hale; and videos of the grand opening and dedication ceremony, burial of a time capsule (to be opened in 25 years), and a guided tour of C-MORE Hale led by C-MORE director David Karl.
The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) was established in August 2006 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Science and Technology Center. The center is designed to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the biological and ecological diversity of marine micro-organisms.
Life has its origins in the sea: the first living things were microbes. Marine microbes are the most abundant life forms on Earth, and everything about them is extraordinarily diverse: their structures, their genomes, their physiologies, and their ecological interactions with each other and with the rest of life on the planet.
As a global research information center working across disciplines, C-MORE brings together teams of experts—scientists, educators, and community members—who usually have little opportunity to interact, facilitating the creation and dissemination of a new understanding of the critically important role of marine microbes in global habitability.
The center’s mission and unifying vision is expressed it the motto: Linking Genomes to Biomes.
The Center’s activities are shared among five partner institutions:
and is coordinated at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.