Nominations are invited for the 1976 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Rosenstiel Award in Oceanographic Science. Consisting of $5000 and a certificate, this annual award is funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation through the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Miami. Its purpose is to honor outstanding achievement and distinction in oceanographic science, including relevant aspects of ocean engineering where significant new principles are concerned, and aspects of atmospheric science with important implications for the understanding of oceanic processes.
Because of the multidisciplinary nature of oceanographic science the award recognizes achievement in three broad areas on a rotating basis. In 1976 the award will emphasize biology and living resources; in 1977, physics and chemistry of the water column and the atmosphere; in 1978, geology, physics, and the chemistry of the seabed.