NURP banner graphic
Home About Research Technology Centers News Funding Library
NOAA's Undersea Research Center, Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, University of Hawaii-Manoa, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303, Honolulu, HI 96822, Phone: (808) 956-6802 / Fax: (808) 956-2136 / Email: / Website:
Pisces submersible deploymentNOAA's Undersea Research Center for Hawaii and the Western Pacific region (HURL) supports undersea research primarily around the Hawaiian Islands, but includes work elsewhere in the Pacific. Facilities include Pisces IV and V, a 2000-meter capable, 3-person, 1-atmosphere submersible; RCV-150, a 1000-meter capable remotely operated vehicle (ROV); and R/V Ka' imikai-O-Kanaloa, a 220-foot dedicated support vessel with facilities for 19 scientists. Projects to date include Ocean Bottom Observatory monitoring of Loihi volcanic activity; the geology and biology of Loihi hydrothermal systems and of emerging and subsiding islands; deepwater precious coral reproduction & genetics; scavenger abundance in deep-sea canyons; bottomfish abundances in Marine Protected areas; seamount precious coral abundances; microbial association with volcanic rocks; association of endangered Hawaiian monk seals with precious coral habitats; deepwater ecology at Enewetak Atoll; pharmaceutical potential of marine organisms; baseline studies of Johnston Atoll waste disposal sites; effects of deep ocean disposal of sewage and dredge spoils; reproduction, development, and re-colonization studies; and Hawaiian fishery investigations.
NURP logo Home   About   Research   Technology   Centers   News   Funding   Library
NOAA's Undersea Research Program
1315 East-West Highway, R/NURP - Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 734-1000  Fax: (301) 713-1967  
bullet  Contact Info bullet  Privacy Policy bullet  Disclaimer bullet Site Index
NOAA logo
Updated: April 1, 2005
HURL website ( Email HURL (