Oceans of Opportunity

Awards & Honors

Michael Lombardi‘s work in the field, and in the community, has been consistently recognized by his peers and professional organizations. All monetary awards, stipends, and honoraria have been allocated to Ocean Opportunity Inc. The following lists these honors:

2021. Certificado de Reconocimento, Rotary Club Amboro – for provision of aid to Bolivia during Covid-19

2020. Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech) MTS/IMarEst

2020. RI STEP Funding

2020. RI Commerce Innovation Voucher

2019. RI STEP Funding

2014. Marine Technology Society Young Professionals Award

2013. featured in National Geographic’s Underwater Exploration Timeline, 125th Anniversary

2013. Invited Speaker, National Geographic’s Explorers Symposium

2012. National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program Grantee W196-11

2011. OCEAN Magazine’s Spring 2011 Writing Contest Winner

2010. National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program Grantee W140-10

2009. 2nd Place | Environment & Science Journalism Rhode Island Press Association Awards

2008. Featured on WHOI Sea Grant Marine Careers

2007. Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

2007. ‘Forty Under 40’ in Providence, RI – award through the Providence Business News

2007. RI Foundation Leadership Development Grant

2005. RI Foundation Leadership Development Grant

2005. NOAA/NURP Program Development Award

2004. Sea Technology Magazine – featured in Dec. cover photo

2003. Recognized in Providence Monthly’s ‘Top 20 to Watch’

1999. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship – UNH

1998. Undergraduate Practice Opportunity Award – UNH

1997. Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award