Nominations are invited for the 1978 Rosenstiel Award in Oceanographic Science. The award recognizes 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 understanding of oceanic processes. The award is supported by the Rosenstiel Foundation through the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami.
Because of the multidisciplinary nature of oceanographic science, the award recognizes achievement in three broad areas on a rotating basis. In 1978 the award will emphasize geology, physics, and chemistry of the sea bed. The other areas in which the award will be given in subsequent years are biology and living resources and physics and chemistry of the water column and the atmosphere.