Mar 1 2016

“From Icefield to Ocean” Receives USGS Shoemaker Award for External Communications

AK CSC scientists Shad O’Neel and Eran Hood and AK CSC Science Communications Lead Kristin Timm received the 2015 Eugene M. Shoemaker Communication Award from USGS for their poster "From Icefield to Ocean."

The poster depicts the important linkages between glaciers and the ocean. The team felt that it was particularly important to find a compelling way to communicate these research findings to Alaskans because Alaska’s coastal glaciers are among the most rapidly changing areas on the planet and glacier runoff can influence marine habitats, ocean currents and economic activities.

The Shoemaker Awards for External Communications recognize USGS products that demonstrate extraordinary effectiveness in communicating and translating complex scientific concepts and discoveries into words and pictures that capture the interest and imagination of the American public.