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2002 Shoemaker Awards for Communication Product Excellence Won by Coastal and Marine Scientists

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Many scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) were among the winners of the USGS' 2002 Shoemaker Awards for Communication Product Excellence.

The Shoemaker Awards Competition was established in 1997 in memory of Eugene Shoemaker to recognize USGS scientists, writers, editors, and designers who have provided extraordinary examples of communicating and translating complex scientific concepts and discoveries into words and pictures that capture the interest and imagination of the American public. The competition gives two types of awards: the Shoemaker Distinguished Achievement Award, which honors a USGS employee for lifetime achievement (see article "Gene Shinn Wins 2002 Shoemaker Award for Distinguished Achievement in Communications," this issue); and the Shoemaker Award for Communication Product Excellence, which honors the makers of information products in several categories.

The 2002 product-excellence award in the print category went to the publication "Beyond the Golden Gate—Oceanography, Geology, Biology, and Environmental Issues in the Gulf of the Farallones" (USGS Circular 1198). This award-winning circular, aimed at a broad audience, uncovers the mystery of ocean waters seaward of San Francisco's Golden Gate, revealing some of the diverse habitats and ecosystems in the region. The publication illustrates the interconnectiveness of geologic, oceanographic, and biologic processes in this region and discusses important environmental issues of contamination and waste disposal. The awardees include current and former members of CMGP: Herman Karl (now with the USGS' Water Resources Discipline), John Chin, Jim Gardner, Kaye Kinoshita (now with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Marlene Noble, Stephanie Ross, Holly Ryan, Bill Schwab, and Florence Wong.

The 2002 product-excellence award in the exhibit category was awarded to a poster entitled "Crater Lake Revealed: Using GIS to Visualize and Analyze the Depths of Crater Lake, Oregon." Among its authors are Jim Gardner and Pete Dartnell, CMGP scientists who conducted the high-resolution multibeam mapping that "revealed" the floor of Crater Lake in summer 2000 (see article in September 2000 Sound Waves). The mapping has shed light on the geology, geomorphology, and geologic history of Crater Lake, and much of the new information is summarized in the award-winning poster. Understanding the history of this volcanic area could be important to understanding future eruptions, which would threaten facilities, residents, and the estimated 500,000 annual visitors to Crater Lake National Park, as well as the major transportation and utility corridor east of the Cascades. In addition to the 2002 Shoemaker award, this poster took third place in the People's Choice competition at the 2001 ESRI User Conference, where it debuted in July 2001 in San Diego.


Related Sound Waves Stories
CMG Maps Bottom of Crater Lake, Oregon
September 2000

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Beyond the Golden Gate—Oceanography, Geology, Biology, and Environmental Issues in the Gulf of the Farallones - USGS Circular 1198
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Pacific Seafloor Mapping Project
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