Congratulations to SERDP Principal Investigator Dr. Hans Paerl, William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at The University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, who was awarded the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation’s (CERF) Odum Award. This award recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding estuarine scientist whose sustained accomplishments have made important contributions to the understanding of estuaries and coastal ecosystems. Dr. Paerl was recognized by CERF at its 21st Biennial Conference, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, for four decades of work to clarify the causes, consequences, and mitigation of harmful algal blooms in estuarine and costal environments. His recent efforts have focused on global change. Dr. Paerl is engaged in SERDP’s Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.