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AK CSC Poster, “From Icefield to Ocean,” Receives Shoemaker Award for External Communications

February 29, 2016

Three researchers and communicators affiliated with the Alaska Climate Science Center were winners of the 2015 Eugene M. Shoemaker Communication Awards for their poster "From Icefield to Ocean".

Congratulations to Shad O’Neel (USGS Alaska Science Center), Kristin Timm (University of Alaska Fairbanks), and Eran Hood (University of Alaska Southeast) for receiving the 2015 Eugene M. Shoemaker Communication Award 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 work was supported by the Alaska Climate Science Center as part of the project, Implications of Glacier Change in Alaska

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.

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