Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 Ocean Awards Honorees Announced

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The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has announced the honorees to be recognized at the 2022 Ocean Awards Gala in Washington, DC this coming June.

The foundation will honor Dr. Marcia McNutt; Eric and Wendy Schmidt and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, 11th Hour Racing, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, and the Schmidt Family Foundation; and Diving With A Purpose at the Gala as part of Capitol Hill Ocean Week on June 7th, 2022.

According to Kris Sarri, president and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation:

“This year we celebrate the anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and five decades of ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes conservation. It is an honor to recognize the outstanding contributions of Dr. Marcia McNutt, Diving With A Purpose and Eric and Wendy Schmidt and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, 11th Hour Racing, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, and the Schmidt Family Foundation for their work enhancing our understanding of our global ocean, inspiring ocean leaders, and developing innovative solutions that protect our shared future.”

You can learn more about the honorees here.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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