OMKM Calendar Feed Office of Mauna Kea Management events calendar Office of Mauna Kea Management CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple ( ) Maunakea User Orientation, at IfA Hilo auditorium. 9-10am May 8, 2017 09:00:00 -10 May 8, 2017 9:00 AM - One-hour mountain-user orientation for observatory, tour, VIS, Ranger, and other support staff. Attendance options: In Person: IFA Hilo Auditorium Room 101, 640 N. Aohoku Pl, Hilo.  (Kūkahau‘ula Building). Map . Remote Connection: Webinar over the internet. Visit  to attend (no special software required, connection is via Zoom). If you do not have a microphone and speakers on your computer a phone number and access code will be available once you log in to the meeting using the link above. Participation is tracked and required of those operating under a permit (CDUP, Special Use, Commercial Operator, etc.). If attending remotely, let us know that you attended POST orientation via a brief email that includes your name, employer, and observatory facility affiliation to receive credit.   To provide feedback on the orientation, please visit: You do  not  need to register in advance to attend. Contact OMKM  for more information. PS: the orientation can also be completed entirely on-line, at any time,  here Using Environmental Data to Model Habitat Suitability on Maunakea May 31, 2017 19:00:00 -10 May 31, 2017 7:00 PM - A Maunakea Speaker Series presentation by Nathan Stephenson, UH Hilo The next scheduled program in the Maunakea Speaker Series will be held Thursday, May 31 from 7 pm to 8 pm at the UH Hilo Science & Technology Building room 108 (auditorium). Determining suitable habitat is a key component in conservation management of species, but can be difficult in high-altitude and challenging landscapes. Nathan Stephenson will explain the different environmental data layers necessary to model suitable habitat for alpine arthropod species on Maunakea and how those layers were collected. Stephenson, a recent graduate of the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Master's Degree from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, focused his thesis on modeling the geographic range and suitable habitat for the endemic wekiu bug (Nysius wekiuicola). Nathan now works for the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and continues to collect environmental data using unmanned aerial systems and terrestrial laser scanners. The Maunakea Speaker Series is free and open to the public. On-campus parking is open and available without charge after 4:00pm.  About the Maunakea Speaker Series The Maunakea Speaker Series is a monthly scholar-focused presentation offered as a partnership among the Office of Maunakea Management, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Department of Physics & Astronomy. This collaborative venture gives the community unprecedented access to fascinating research taking place on Maunakea and other topics unique to the Island of Hawai'i. A venue for scholars to share their stories and learn from discussion, the series promotes understanding and collaboration across all sectors of the community, while addressing the goals of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. For more information visit or call 808-933-0734