Nominations are invited for the 1977 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 in which significant new principles are concerned and aspects of atmospheric science with important implications for understanding of oceanic processes.
Because of the multidisciplinary nature of oceanographic science the award recognizes achievement in three broad areas on a rotating basis. The award will emphasize physics and chemistry of the water column and atmosphere in 1977, geology, physics, and chemistry of the seabed in 1978, and biology and living resources in 1979. The 1977 award will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., February 12–18, 1978. The recipient will also be invited to spend a week at the Rosenstiel School for lectures and discussions with faculty and students.