Rising sea level is, and will be, an issue facing coastal regions, including Middle Pacific islands, for the foreseeable future. UTIG scientists are trying to assess the magnitude, rates and geographic distribution of future changes in sea level by studying past sea level changes.
UTIG graduate research assistant Chad Greene was part of a research team from Texas to present a new paper aimed at getting scientists to think as seriously about color as they do about language. The research group notes that there exists a double standard in research, where language which is perfectly accurate, can still be called out by a reviewer for not being scientific enough, whereas inaccuracies in figures run rampant
Every Summer, UTIG hosts and supports a group of enthusiastic and bright high school interns. These students help UTIG research scientists, post-docs and graduate students with on-going research projects. In turn, they gain valuable exposure and insights into the world of academia and research, working with state-of-the-art equipment and the best minds in geophysics.