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Most of the Virtually Hawaii team are based in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. This is a photograph taken from the Space Shuttle showing the portion of the southern coast of Oahu containing Pearl Harbor and Honolulu.

Virtually Hawaii was active from March 5, 1995 through August 31, 1999. During that time, the following team members were instrumental in creating the material that makes up the Virtually Hawaii presentation:

Principal Investigator

Dr. Peter Mouginis-Mark (pmm@kahana.pgd.hawaii.edu)
Director of the University of Hawaii Space Grant College, Associate Director of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and a Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a leader of the NASA Earth Observing System's (EOS) Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) team studying volcanoes, volcanic hazards, and the effects of eruptions on the atmosphere. His roles were the overall project management, interactions with the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development, incorporation of high resolution data sets into virtual field trips, and educational outreach to community colleges.
Co-Investigators
Dr. Lori Glaze (lori@puuoo.gsfc.nasa.gov)
Proxemy Research, Inc. Visiting Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Previously a Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, she was the Project Scientist for the JPL Pilot Land Data System. She is also a member of the NASA EOS Volcanology IDS team and conducts scientific research funded by the NASA terrestrial and planetary geology programs. Her role on Virtually Hawaii was development of the high resolution data base and maintenance of the home page related to these data.
Dr. Jonathan Gradie (jgradie@terrasys.com)
President of TerraSystems Inc. and member of the Adjunct Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawaii. He has published widely on planetary astronomy and planetary remote sensing, and has extensive experience in the applications of spectral remote sensing to environmental issues, particular in Hawaii. His role will be the acquisition of new high resolution image data sets for areas not seen by NASA aircraft and spacecraft. Also, the development of a PC user interface for commercial applications.
Dr. Benedicte Dousset (bdousset@soest.hawaii.edu)
Assistant Researcher, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, SOEST, University of Hawaii. She is specialized in land applications of remote sensing, in particular microclimatological studies using meteorological satellites. Her role was in overviewing the acquisition of real-time satellite images and in designing and implementing specific products of interest to the community.
Dr. Pierre Flament (pierre@soest.hawaii.edu)
Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, SOEST, University of Hawaii. He established the University of Hawaii Satellite Oceanography Laboratory, which began to acquire and archive HRPT data in 1990 and GMS data in 1992, and distribute them over the Internet. His role was in assisting in the generation of images for fisheries and boating applications.
Glenn James (gjames@pdc.org)
Media Specialist and Lecturer, Maui Community College, and host of the TV program "Maui Weather Today". His role was in developing educational TV programs for Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, using real-time environmental satellite images, and in testing weather interpretation modules at the community college level. He also developed the Hawaii Weather Today web site.
Dr. Fritz Osell
Associate Director of the Hawaii Space Grant College Consortium and Professor, Leeward Community College. He has extensive experience in the development of curricula for community college students, and developed educational TV programs on Oahu related to the high resolution data base, plus testing of virtual field trip modules at the community college level.
Randolph Scoville (randys@kalama.doe.hawaii.edu)
Hawaii State Science Teacher, responsible for science in all of Oahu's schools, he also runs a weekly live TV science class from Leeward Community College. He was the primary person interacting with school grades 6-10, and had the primary responsibility for testing educational models in the classroom.
Collaborators
Ron Cannarella
Ron is with the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii, where he is heavily involved in resource use issues.
Jim Crisafulli
Jim handles commercial aspects for the Office of Space Industry of the State of Hawaii.
Bob Cunningham
Bob is a computer systems engineer and network architect. He develops computer networks and network applications for the geological, geophysics, and oceanographic sciences. He was responsible for the initial setup of the WWW services, and other "behind the scenes" work.
Dan Ishii
Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development, University of Hawaii. His interests include &out-reach& to the commercial sector, for anyone who might wish to develop value-added products based upon the data this project provides on the Internet.
Craig Tasaka
Craig is with the State Office of Planning of the State of Hawaii, land use planning.
Derek Young (dereky@soest.hawaii.edu)
Computer specialist at the Satellite Oceanography Laboratory, SOEST. He was responsible for the maintenance of the AVHRR and GMS receivers, and is the system manager of the server for low-resolution satellite images. He also assisted the two community colleges in the configuration of their workstation used to display real-time images.


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Curator: Lori Glaze