Oceans of Opportunity

Oceans of Opportunity

This site is the web portal into the undersea work and world of
Michael Lombardi.

100% of commerce and donations generated through this site benefits Ocean Opportunity Inc. (OO).

OO is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, whose mission is to evolve the art and science of the life aquatic through effective communications and inspired social change.

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Don’t Look Up | a review

During my mindless Netflix flipping to decompress I took a chance with the new DiCaprio/Lawrence film ‘Don’t Look Up’. At surface level, it wasn’t that good, but after sleeping on it, the deeper messaging is quite profound – my suspicion is that this take home was the very intent, and

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Spaceship Earth | a review

I just recently returned from personally visiting the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 facility out in the middle of the desert. As a kid, I remember news headlines highlighting the 2 year social experiment that placed a team of ‘Biospherians’ inside the isolated ecosystem – it was really quite interesting

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Portable Inflatable Habitats | some context from 2021

In June–July 1964, Ed Link – businessman, inventor, philanthropist – conducted his second Man-in-the-Sea experiment in the Berry Islands (a chain in the Bahamas) with Robert Sténuit and Jon Lindbergh, one of the sons of Charles Lindbergh. Sténuit and Lindbergh stayed in Link’s SPID habitat (Submersible, Portable, Inflatable Dwelling) for 49 hours underwater at a depth

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UArizona Professor’s Underwater Tent Invention to Appear on Shark Week

An underwater tent co-invented by a University of Arizona professor will be featured during the Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week this month. Dubbed the Ocean Space Habitat, the portable inflatable tent allows occupants to essentially camp out underwater. Co-invented by UArizona professor Winslow Burleson and professional diver Michael Lombardi, the tent will be featured in the

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Helmet Based Ventilation for Covid-19

Why should you consider helmet based ventilation (Helmet CPAP, Helmet NIV) for management of Covid-19 related respiratory distress? Let’s review some history and a summary of benefits… At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, some very striking images circulated throughout the media of helmet ventilation techniques being used in Italy

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Ocean Opportunity Inc. (OO) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization established in 2003 by Explorer Michael Lombardi.

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