Final Project Progress Letter 8: October 2007 (78 KB)
Our final project newsletter brings good news: our Seamounts book is about to be published! The Editors would like to thank all of you for working hard over the past two and a half years to deliver material for what we are confident will soon become the definitive book on seamounts.
Project Progress Newsletter 7: December 2006 (667 KB)
Book Manuscript Delivered before Christmas! We are pleased to let you know that, as of 22 December 2006, the entire 21 chapter edited book has been delivered to Kate Nuttall and Nigel Balmforth at our publishers, Blackwell, in Oxford, UK. The book files went by FTP, although a full paper copy is being couriered over Xmas. The book will be published in the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Series (FAR). The Editors would like to thank all of you for working hard over the past two years to deliver material for what we trust will become the definitive book on seamounts.
Project Progress Newsletter 6: December 2005 (204 KB)
Good news of the book for Christmas! We are pleased to let you know that, as of 22 December 2005, 16 Chapters out of 20 have arrived. Most authors have stuck pretty much to our recommended length – thank you! There are some large Appendices for publication online. All chapters that have arrived have now gone out to our referees. The other four chapters are known to be on track for January. We are hoping that all authors will receive referee and editors comments late in February so that they can tackle revisions. We will need to show quite a number of logos from the many organisations that have generously supported our workshop and the book production. We are proposing to place these on a full colour acknowledgements page just before the book Foreword. If you have a particular preference, please let us know.
Project Progress Newsletter 5: June 2005 (289 KB)
Thirty five of us enjoyed our productive week in the Azores in May! Thanks to everyone for making the Horta workshop such a great success and a pleasure. Our special thanks to Ms Cláudia Silveira for her diligent, timely and friendly attention to all those details that made our work and play in Horta so much easier and enjoyable. Also, André Couto and the people from the Whaling Station helped make the workshop much more productive. And thanks to our Sponsors for making it all possible (a list is at the end). Also thanks to the lunch and break caterers from O Barão. North Americans used to those dismal, brown and tepid workshop brews, were very impressed by having real coffee at the workshop! The dinner restaurants were all excellent (Peter Café Sport, Clube Naval, Boa Boca, O Capote, Kabem Todos, Quebra Mar); and the after-dinner speakers; Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen, Ricardo Santos, Rui Prieto and Les Gallagher inspiting. All enjoyed the Pico bus trip, wine tasting and whale watching excursion (with lunch at O Galeão), and special thanks to Malcolm and Dorothy Clarke, and staff at the Whaling Museum at Lajes do Pico.
Project Progress Newsletter 4: April 2005 (550 KB)
The workshop and book are both on track. Cláudia Silveira has recently completed all travel, accommodation and meal arrangements for the 16-22 May 2005 workshop in Horta. Funding for travel and subsistence at the workshop has been agreed with all confirmed participants. With the merger of former chapters 18 and 19 into a combined chapter 18, all synopses have now been received. One or two new authors have been identified. Publication with the Blackwell’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Series (FAR) is agreed and we will be hiring Dr Chuck Hollingworth (Bangor, UK) to provide technical guidance on the draft chapters. Referees are identified and are awaiting book Chapters later this year.
Project Progress Newsletter 3: Frebuary 2005 (485 KB)
The book and workshop are both on track. A local organizer, Cláudia Silveira, has started work in Horta on bookings and logistics for the 16-22 May 2005 workshop. 18/19 chapter synopses have been received. Funding for travel and subsistence at the workshop has been secured. Publication with the Blackwell’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Series (FAR) is agreed. We have only to secure a small amount of additional support for the book production. Other contents of the newsletter are: funding update, guidelines on book chapters, timeline, draft workshop schedule and latest full book synopsis.
Project Progress Newsletter 2: December 2004 (170 KB)
The book is on track and 15/19 chapter synopses have been received. Blackwells have accepted the proposal to publish the book – a few editorial guidelines on chapter length are given. About half of the funding support has been promised – a few details are given.
Project Progress Newsletter 1: September 2004 (61 KB)
This newsletters contains general information about the workshop and book