Boston B.,University of Hawaii Geophysical Society |
Howell S.,University of Hawaii Geophysical Society |
Moore G.,University of Hawaii Geophysical Society
Leading Edge | Year: 2014
University of Hawaii Geophysical Society (UHGS), an Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Student Chapter, was seeking to further motivate students to pursue the geosciences by demonstrating a miniature, real-time sonar-mapping cruise. UHGS designed a physical model that actively demonstrates how scientists employ geophysical methods to map the seafloor. The students presented this pilot project to the public at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology's (SOEST) Biennial Open House weekend in October 2013. The UHGS exhibit featured real-time bathymetry mapping of a cardboard model of a seamount using the toy-sized research vessel R/V UHGS to demonstrate geophysics in action.