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:

Awards & Honors

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