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Research Projects of ORE Faculty: 1989 to Present

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ORE Graduate Faculty

Kwok Fai Cheung

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Coupling of Coastal Wave Transformation and Computational Fluid Dynamics Models for Seakeeping Analysis
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 2012-2015

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Tsunami Inundation Mapping for American Samoa. Department of Homeland Security
Funded by: Government of American Samoa
Period: 2012-2014

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Coastal Storms Program SLR Study – Honolulu.
Funded by: NOAA Coastal Storms Program, via University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
Period: 02/01/11-01/31/13

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Shoreline Evolution and Coastal Resiliency at Two Military Installations: Modeling of Hurricane Surge, Waves, and Overwash.
Funded by: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts
Period: 08/24/2009-07/31/2013

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Modeling of Hurricane Surge and Waves in North Pacific.
Funded by: US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Period: 07/29/09-07/28/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Integration of Seakeeping Capability in the Coastal and Ocean Modeling System through Google Map API.
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 07/01/2009 – 06/30/2011

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Advanced Wave Forecasting.
Funded by: Department of Energy, via National Marine Renewable Energy Center
Period: 09/15/08 – 09/14/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Pacific and Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Readiness Response Planning.
Funded by: Federal Emergency Management Agency via Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Hawaii
Period:09/02/08 – 07/15/09

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Ocean Engineering Internship.
Funded by: Oceanit Inc., Hawaii
Period:08/01/07 – 07/31/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Ocean Engineering Internship.
Funded by: Makai Ocean Engineering Inc., Hawaii
Period:08/01/07 – 07/31/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Tsunami Inundation Map for Hawaii.
Funded by: Hawaii State Civil Defense and National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
Period: 07/01/07 – 07/31/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: of Marine Vehicles Advancing in a Seaway and in the Surf Zone.
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 04/25/07 – 11/30/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Three-dimensional Model of Tsunami Generation and Near-field Characteristics
Funded by: University of Hawaii Sea Grant Traineeship in Support of Research Projects.
Period: 02/01/07 – 01/31/12

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Vulnerability of Honolulu’s Infrastructure to Tsunamis.
Funded by: NOAA Sea Grant
Period: 10/01/06 – 03/31/07

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Validation of Coastal Wave Models for Tropical Island Conditions.
Funded by: Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Period: 05/25/06 – 12/31/06

Riggs, H.R. (PI), Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI), Robertson, I.N. (Co-PI), Yim, S.C.S. (Co-PI), and Young, Y.L. (Co-PI)
Title: Development of Performance Based Tsunami Engineering.
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Period: 10/01/05 – 09/30/10

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Ocean Engineering Internship.
Funded by: Healy Tibbitts Builders Inc., Hawaii
Period:08/01/05 – 07/31/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Tsunami Forecast and Inundation Map for Hawaii.
Funded by: National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program via Hawaii State Civil Defense
Period: 01/01/04 – 06/30/08

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Ocean Engineering Internship.
Funded by: Sea Engineering Inc., Hawaii
Period:09/01/03 – 07/31/11

Gonz�lez, F.I. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI)
Title: FY03 Warning Guidance Proposal.
Funded by: National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program task order to NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Period: 07/01/03 – 06/30/04

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Hindcast of Hurricane Winds, Waves, Surge, and Overwash at Landfall.
Funded by: Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc., Bermuda
Period: 06/01/03 – 05/31/04

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Inverse Algorithm for Tsunami Forecast
Funded by: University of Hawaii Sea Grant Traineeship in Support of Research Projects.
Period: 02/01/03 – 01/31/07

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Environment for Design of Advanced Marine Vehicles and Operations Research.
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 07/01/02 – 06/30/11

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Evaluation of Hawaii Tsunami Evacuation Map and Tsunami Forecast for Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
Funded by: National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program via Hawaii State Civil Defense
Period: 07/01/01 – 06/30/03

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Ocean Engineering Internship.
Funded by: Navatek Ltd., Hawaii
Period:09/05/00 – 07/31/2011

Hon, Y.C. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI)
Title: Numerical Computation for Wave Runup and Inundation.
Funded by: City University of Hong Kong, Strategic Research
Period: 01/01/00 – 06/30/02

Cheung, K.F. (PI) and Teng, M.H. (Co-PI)
Title: Real-Time Simulation Package for Storm Surge and Wave Runup.
Funded by: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Earth Science
Period: 09/01/99 – 08/31/02

Cheung, K.F. (PI) and Teng, M.H. (Co-PI)
Title: Modeling of Distant Generated Tsunamis.
Funded by: National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program via Hawaii State Civil Defense
Period: 09/01/99 – 10/31/00

Teng, M.H. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI)
Title: An Improved Prediction Model for Tsunami Runup and Coastal Inundation in Hawaii.
Funded by: NOAA Sea Grant, NOAA Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research and University of Hawaii Direct Match
Period: 03/01/99 – 06/30/03

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Motion Initialization and Transport of Tropical Island Beach Sand.
Funded by: NOAA Sea Grant
Period: 03/01/99 – 06/30/03

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: A Generalized Refraction-Diffraction Model for Steep Bathymetry.
Funded by: NOAA Sea Grant and University of Hawaii Direct Match
Period: 03/01/99 – 06/30/03

Cheung, K.F. (PI), Seidl, L.H. (Co-PI), and Krock, H.J. (Co-PI)
Title: Numerical and Laboratory Modeling of Pneumatically Stabilized Platform.
Funded by: Office of Naval Research via Float Incorporated, California
Period: 09/15/97 – 11/30/98

Merrifield, M.A. (PI), Becker J.M. (Co-PI), Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI), Ertekin, R.C. (Co-PI), and Okihiro, M.S. (Co-PI)
Title: Wave Modeling for Pacific Island Regions.
Funded by: Federal Emergency Management Agency via Hawaii State Civil Defense
Period: 03/01/96 – 02/28/98

Hon, Y.C. (PI) and Cheung, K.F. (Co-PI)
Title: Finite Element Modeling of Tides and Storm Waves in Hong Kong Waters.
Funded by: City University of Hong Kong, Strategic Research
Period: 02/01/95 – 09/30/97

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport for Pacific Insular Environment.
Funded by: University of Hawaii Research Council
Period: 01/03/95 – 12/31/95

Cheung, K.F. (PI)
Title: Hydrodynamics of Fluid-Filled Membrane in Gravity Waves.
Funded by: National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Equipment Match
Period: 08/15/94 – 07/31/99

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R. Cengiz Ertekin

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Modeling and Simulation of a Drague-type Sea Anchor Ocean WEC Device for Sensor Applications
Funded by: ONR via Trex Enterprise Corp.
Period: 2012-2013

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Modeling and Simulation of a Drague-type Sea Anchor Ocean WEC Device for Sensor Applications
Funded by: ONR via Trex Enterprise Corp.
Period: 2011-2012

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Link Foundation Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Fellowship for PhD student M. Hayatdavoodi
Funded by: Link Foundation
Period: 2011-2012

Ertekin, R.C. (PI), Riggs, H.R. (Co-PI)
Title: Coupled Dynamics of Floating OTEC plant iwth a Cold Water Pipe
Funded by: National Marine Renewable Energy Center, DOE
Period: 2010-2013

Ertekin, R.C. (PI), Riggs, H.R. (Co-PI), Robertson, I.(Co-PI)
Title: Coastal Bridge and Port Vulnerability to Tsunami and Storm Surge
Funded by: State of Hawaii Dept. of Transportation
Period: 2009-2014

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Modeling and Simulation of a Wave Energy Extraction Device for Sensor Applications Phase II
Funded by: ONR via Trex Enterprise Corp.
Period: 2009-2011

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Modeling and Simulation of Ocean Wave Energy Extractrion Device for Sensor Applications Phase I
Funded by: ONR via Trex Enterprise Corp.
Period: 2008-2009

Cheung, K.F. (P.I.), Ertekin, R.C. (Co-PI), Pawlak, G. (Co-PI), Riggs, H.R. (Co-PI), and Yu, J. (Co-PI)
Title: Environment for Design of Advanced Marine Vehicles and Operations research (ENDEAVOR) (Partners: SAIC and Pacific Marine).
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 07/01/2002-06/30/2004

Ertekin, R.C. (PI) and Kim, J.W. (Co-PI)
Title: The 3rd International Workshop on Very Large Floating Structures (VLFS’99).
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 07/02/99-3/31/00

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: The Study of the Spatial Coherence of Surface Waves by the Nonlinear Green-Naghdi Model in Deep Water.
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 09/01/98-12/31/2000

Ertekin, R.C. (PI) and Riggs, H.R. (Co-PI)
Title: Evaluation of Pneumatically-Stabilized Platforms.
Funded by: Office of Naval Research through Float, Inc.
Period: 08/1/97-12/31/98

Riggs, H.R. (P.I.) and Ertekin, R.C. (Co-PI)
Title: Analytical Investigation of the Wave-Induced Response of Very Large Floating Structures.
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Period: 01/01/97-06/30/2000

Ertekin, R.C. (PI) and Merrifield, M.A. (Co-PI)
Title: Molokai Fishponds: Circulation Studies.
Funded by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant College Program
Period: 03/01/97-12/31/99

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Molokai Fishponds:A Circulation Study.
Funded by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant College Program
Period: 02/22/96-12/13/96

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: An Oil Spill Spreading Model and Boom Design.
Funded by: Sea Grant, NOAA
Period: 07/01/1996-08/31/1996

Ertekin, R.C. (PI) and Becker, J.M. (Co-PI)
Title: Refraction-Diffraction of Directionally Spread, Nonlinear, Random Waves in the Nearshore Environment.
Funded by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant College Program
Period: 08/01/95-02/28/98

Ertekin, R.C. (PI) and Merrifield, M.A. (Co-PI)
Title: Drag Force Tests on Prebuckled Cylindrical Pressure Hulls.
Funded by: National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS), via Oceanit Laboratories, Inc., Honolulu
Period: 2/2/95-8/31/95

Ertekin, R.C. (PI) and Riggs, H.R. (Co-PI)
Title: Fluid-Structure Analysis of Very Large Floating Structures.
Funded by: National Science Foundation.
Period: 03/15/93-08/31/96

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: A Detailed Study of the Global Positioning of Floating OTEC Plants.
Funded by: Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), Honolulu
Period: 10/1/92-09/30/93

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: NSF-PYI Industrial Matching Support.
Funded by: Edward K. Noda & Associates, Inc., Honolulu
Period: 07/01/91-06/30/92

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Dynamic Positioning of a Floating OTEC Plant by Surface Intake Water.
Funded by: Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), Honolulu
Period: 07/01/91-05/31/92

Ertekin, R.C. (PI)
Title: Presidential Young Investigator Award in Computational Hydrodynamics.
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Period: 07/01/89-06/30/95

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G�rard C. Nihous

Nihous (Participant)
Title:  Hawaii National Marine Renewable Energy Center
Funded by: U.S. Department of Energy via HNEI
Period: 2009 – 2013

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Bruce M. Howe

Howe (PI), Nosal (Co-PI), Carter (Co-PI), Van Uffelen (Co-PI) Title:  Acoustic Seaglider: PhilSea10 Data Analysis
Funded by: ONR
Period: 2013-2015

Howe (PI), Lukas (Co-PI), Title:  ALOHA Cabled Observatory: Operation and Maintenance
Funded by: NSF
Period: 2012-2015

Howe (PI), Duennebier (Co-PI), Karl (Co-PI), Lukas (Co-PI)
Title: ALOHA Cabled Observatory: Installation and Operation
Funded by: NSF
Period: 2010 – 2012

Howe (PI), NOAA: Polovina, Oleson
Title:  Advancing remote marine mammal stock assessment with passive acoustic gliders
Funded by: NOAA
Period: 2010 - 2013

Cross (PI), Heaney (Co-PI), Powell(Co-PI) Howe (Co-PI)
Title:   Simultaneously Improving Glider Position Estimates and Ocean State Forecasts
Funded by: CEROS
Period: 2010 – 2012

Howe (PI), NOAA: Polovina, Oleson
Title:  Advancing remote marine mammal stock assessment with passive acoustic gliders: 1
Funded by: NOAA
Period: 2010

Bingham (PI), Howe (Co-PI), various others
Title:   Autonomous Gateway Wave Glider Supporting Acoustic Tracking and Communication for a Portable Underwater Tracking Range
Funded by: CEROS
Period: 2010 – 2011

Howe (PI)
Title:  Acoustic Seagliders: Mobile Tomography Receivers for the ONR Philippine Sea Experiment
Funded by: ONR DURIP
Period: 2009 – 2010

Howe (PI), Carter (Co-PI), Nosal (Co-PI)
Title:  Acoustic Seaglider: Planning for the Philippine Sea Experiment 2010-2011
Funded by: ONR
Period: 2008 – 2009

Alford (PI), Howe (Co-PI), McGinnis (Co-PI)
Title:  The HOT Profiler: Supporting Activities at the University of Hawaii
Funded by: NSF
Period: 2008 – 2010

Baptista, OSHU (PI), Howe (Co-PI), many at OSU and UW participating
Title:  Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction
Funded by: OHSU/NSF
Period: 2006 – 2010

Arabshahi (PI), Howe (Co-PI), Fox (Co-PI), Roy (Co-PI), Chao (Co-PI)
Title:  A Smart Sensor Web for Ocean Observation: System Design, Modeling, and Optimization
Funded by: NASA
Period: 2006 – 2009

Howe (PI), Lukas (Co-PI), Boss (Co-PI), McGinnis (Co-PI)
Title:  SENSORS: ALOHA Mooring Sensor Network and Adaptive Sampling
Funded by: NSF
Period: 2003 – 2009

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Eva-Marie Nosal

Nosal, E-M. (PI)
Title: Improvements to passive acoustic tracking methods for marine mammal monitoring
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 2012-2015

Nosal E-M (PI), Host-Madsen (co-PI)
Title: Signal Processing Methods for Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Mammals
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Period: 2010-2013

Nosal E-M (PI)
Title: Passive Acoustic Tracking of Minke Whales
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period: 2010

Nosal, E-M. (PI)
Title: Passive acoustic methods for tracking marine mammals using widely-spaced bottom-mounted hydrophones
Funded by: Office of Naval Research
Period:2008-201

Nosal, E-M. (PI)
Title: Harbor Acoustics Monitoring System
Funded by: Department of Homeland Security, via Center for Island, Maritime, and Extreme Environment Security
Period:2008-2013

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John C. Wiltshire

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ORE Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Janet M. Becker

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Becker, J.M. (P.I.) The effects of inertia on the general circulation in an ocean with bottom topography. National Science Foundation, Grant OCE-9633057. (9/96-8/99).

Becker, J.M. (P.I.) Modeling the effects of topography on the general circulation. University of Hawaii Research Council Grant. (7/94-6/95)

Becker, J.M. (P.I.) Nonlinear Hydrodynamic Stability. National Science Foundation. Grant No. DMS-9107920. (10/91-8/94).

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Mark A. Merrifield

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Merrifield, M.A. (P.I.), Becker J.M. (Co-P.I.), Cheung, K.F. (Co-P.I.), Ertekin, R.C. (Co-P.I.) and Okihiro, M.S. (Co-P.I.) Wave Modeling for Pacific Island Regions. Department of Civil Defense, State of Hawaii. (03/06/96-02/28/98).

Merrifield, M.A. (P.I.) and Okihiro, M. (Co-PI) Correlations between Kahului Harbor and Deep Ocean Wave Measurements. Army Corps of Engineers, via Scripps Institution of Oceanography. (6/1/95-12/31/95).

Merrifield, M.A. (P.I.), Fletcher, C. (Co-PI) and Bevis, M. (Co-PI) Sediment Transport on a Steep, High Energy Beach. Office of Naval Research. (3/1/96-2/28/97).

Merrifield, M.A. (P.I.) Support for the UH Sea Level Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (4/1/96-3/31/97).

Merrifield, M.A. (P.I.) Large Amplitude Solitary Waves Observed During TOGA COARE. National Science Foundation. (1/1/95-6/30/96).

Merrifield, M.A. (P.I.) and Okihiro, M. (Co-PI) Wave Model Verification for Island Regions. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant College Program. (8/1/95-7/31/96).

Mitchum, G. (P.I.) and Merrifield, M.A. (Co-PI) Support for the UH Sea Level Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (4/1/95-3/31/96).

Pinkel, R. (P.I.) and Merrifield M.A. (Co-PI) Vertical and Lateral Mixing in the Upper Arctic Ocean: Studies at the SHEBA Ice Camp. National Science Foundation. (1/1/95-9/30/96).

Pinkel, R. (P.I.) and Merrifield, M.A. (Co-PI) Ocean Dynamics. Office of Naval Research, Grant No. N00014-94-I-0046. (10/1/94-9/30/95).

Pinkel, R. (P.I.), Merrifield, M.A. (Co-PI) and Smith, J. (Co-PI) Observations of Coherent Structures in the Oceanic Boundary Layer. Office of Naval Research. Grant No. N00014-93-1-0359. (10/1/94-9/30/95).

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