Dr. Bruce Howe is Chair of the international Joint Task Force (JTF) SMART Cable initiative, (Science Monitoring And Reliable Telecommunications) to incorporate sensors into commercial trans-ocean submarine telecommunication cable systems for climate, ocean circulation and sea level monitoring and tsunami and earthquake warning, now with several projects funded. Dr. Howe develops ocean observing infrastructure, including cable systems. Projects have included basin-scale acoustic thermometry and planning, development, and operation of cabled observatories. At Station ALOHA 100 km north of Oahu, he and his team installed and operate the ALOHA Cabled Observatory – the world’s deepest plug-and-play power and Internet node on the planet at 4728 m water depth, now with more than 10 years of continuous data. After obtaining engineering and oceanography degrees at Stanford University and the University of California at San Diego, he worked at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, and since 2008, at the University of Hawaiʻi, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering.
US Scholar Program – Fulbright Award in Marine Resources / IPMA – Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere
Position, Home Institution: Chair, Joint Task Force for SMART Subsea Cables / Research Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering
Field of Study: Oceanography
Project Title: “Ocean and Earth Observing using SMART Submarine Cable Systems”
Host Institution, Location: IPMA – Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera / Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Geofísico do Infante D. Luiz
Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in March 2023