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Awards for USGS Publication on the Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i



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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) publication The Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i—Portrait of a Sediment-Threatened Fringing Reef (USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5101) was honored with two awards last year. It won a 2009 National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil Award of Excellence, announced in April 2009, and the Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) 2009 Outstanding Publication Award in the print category, announced in September 2009.

Cover of award-winning publication.
Above: Cover of award-winning publication. [larger version]

Both awards acknowledge the work of scientific editors Michael E. Field, Susan A. Cochran, Joshua B. Logan, and Curt D. Storlazzi of the Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team; and text editor Peter H. Stauffer and designer and layout artist David R. Jones of the Menlo Park Publishing Service Center. Released in late 2008, the publication is posted online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5101/ and described in the Sound Waves article, "Reversing Coral Reef Decline in Hawai‘i—a New Look at a Critical Problem" January/February 2009.

The AESE Award for Outstanding Publication recognizes a recently published Earth science publication that demonstrates outstanding editing, design, illustration, writing, efficiency of production cost, and overall effectiveness in achieving its publication goal. This award was presented during a banquet held October 31, 2009, at the AESE Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, where it was accepted by Peter Stauffer on behalf of the group. In an e-mail message notifying the recipients of the award, the chair of the AESE Awards Committee wrote, "The judges were quite impressed with this very attractive book with superb illustrations."

The NAGC award was a Blue Pencil Award of Excellence for a Technical or Statistical Report (Category 11). The annual NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition recognizes superior government communication products and those who create them. Although the group who produced the Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i could not attend the awards banquet last April in Orlando, Florida, they were quite pleased with the honor.

"The quality of submissions this year was absolutely amazing," stated Maria VanderKolk, NAGC competitions chair. "In addition, the expertise, as well as the number of judges, representing agencies at all levels of government and throughout the nation, was extremely gratifying. All those who submitted to the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition can be confident that they competed against the best, and were judged by the best."

Congratulations to the award winners!


Related Sound Waves Stories
Hawai‘i State Senate Urges Use of USGS Findings to Preserve Health of South Moloka‘i Coral Reef
May 2009
Reversing Coral Reef Decline in Hawai‘i—a New Look at a Critical Problem
Jan. / Feb. 2009

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The Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i—Portrait of a Sediment-Threatened Fringing Reef
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AESE Award for Outstanding Publication
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