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April 1, 2015 - Leadership transition at the Applied Research Laboratory

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Michael C. Vitale has stepped down as executive director of the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaiʻi (ARL/UH). Margo H. Edwards, technical director of ocean environmental effects at ARL/UH, will assume duties as interim executive director.


January 30, 2015 - Leadership transition at the Applied Research Laboratory

Effective May 1, 2015, retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Michael C. Vitale will be stepping down as executive director of the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaiʻi (ARL/UH). Margo H. Edwards, currently technical director of ocean environmental effects at ARL/UH, will assume duties as interim director. Daniel Ishii, UH associate vice president for research, will serve as the laboratoryʻs interim associate director (uncompensated). Read more...

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2015/01/30/leadership-transition-at-the-applied-research-laboratory-at-uh


November 8, 2014 - The U.S. Navy has modified its contract with the Applied Research Laboratory at University of Hawai`i (ARL/UH) to add a new core technical competency in renewable energy.

“ARL/UH is now the only Navy University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in a strategic relationship with the U.S. government that is focused on delivering essential research and engineering in the field of renewable energy,” said ARL/UH Executive Director Mike Vitale, VADM USN (Ret). Read more...

ARL-UH Release - 2014 11 08 - New Renewable Energy Core Competency.pdf


September 12, 2014 - The Office of Naval Research has contracted with the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH) for a $2.5 million energy research project to be conducted by the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute’s (HNEI) GridSTART (Grid System Technologies Advanced Research Team), an HNEI research team focused on the integration and analysis of energy technologies and power systems, including smart grid and micro grid applications. The objective of this research is to develop a power grid modernization strategy and action plan to meet the future needs of the Navy in Hawaii, with a special focus on the reliability and power quality demands of electrical service to the shipyard. Read more...

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=6733


July 21, 2014 - Work at the Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kāneʻohe has received an infusion of $9 million from the U.S. Navy.  The funds, from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), are directed to the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH), working with UH Mānoa’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), to support industry testing of wave energy conversion devices.  The Kāneʻohe site will be the first wave energy test site in the United States connected to an active power grid.  Read more...

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=6639


July 16, 2013 - The University of Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Navy have approved the extension of the contract between the U.S. Navy and the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at the University of Hawaiʻi until July 2018. Read more...

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2013/07/16/uh-applied-research-laboratory-contract-extended/