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Posted on July 8, 2012

Aloha kakou,

Saturday marked the completion of the 2012 Geospatial Research and Mapping field program.  Students presented their research throughout the morning with academic posters.  The work completed over the past month was impressive in its scope and sets the stage for future research projects.  Discussion was initiated pertaining to project topics.  The way in which certain projects overlap creates the possibility of comprehensive studies employing multiple methods developed over the course of the GRAM program.  A large body of knowledge has been generated that can be drawn upon for successive programs.

Following research presentations, we said our good-byes.  I will be working with portions of the REU data over the next week, but it will be nice to take a little break.  I am very happy to have returned home to my family in Kaimuki.  Month-long projects are exciting and the intensive work schedule allows the opportunity for extensive research designs to take shape and studies to be carried out.  However, I always miss my girls and I am happy to be home.  Thanks to all who supported our work over the past month.  Best wishes to all those with whom I have worked.

–  John Thornton O’Connor


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