UMaine researchers awarded 2023 CERF Achievement Award

The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) announced that associate professors Lauren Ross and Sean Smith received the 2023 Donald W. Pritchard Outstanding Physical Oceanography Paper Award for “Coastal Hydrodynamics and Timescales in Meso-Macrotidal Estuaries in the Gulf of Maine: a Model Study.” Ross and Smith co-authored the paper with Sohaib Alahmed, former UMaine student and graduate civil engineer at Halff Engineering and Architecture Firm.

CERF recognizes excellence in and service to the fields of coastal and estuarine science, management and education through eight awards given biennially. The recipients of the awards embody the mission of CERF to advance understanding and wise stewardship of estuarine and coastal ecosystems worldwide by promoting research in estuarine and coastal ecosystems; supporting the education of scientists, decision-makers and the public; and facilitating communication among these groups.

The 2023 CERF Awards Ceremony will be held Nov. 12 at the 27th Biennial Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. More information about the awards and recipients, including past recipients, can be found on the CERF website.