Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (2008)
Kornbluth spent one year in Washington, DC, serving on NOAA's Ecosystem Research Program Management Team to help coordinate ecosystem research.
Kornbluth worked as the co-coordinator of NOAA’s Ecosystem Research Program (ERP), a conglomeration of eight laboratories and programs whose expenditures total about $180M each year. ERP helps to fund and direct research on deep ocean exploration, ocean fertilization, marine biodiversity, coastal hazard resiliency, the development of marine sensors and early warning systems and much more. ERP funds and plans outreach projects as well, including graduate training in ocean and human health issues and Sea Grant's fisheries outreach and education.
As a member of the ERP Management Team, Kornbluth helped to develop future research investments during an involved, year-long planning process. He also worked on the ERP Website (www.oarhq.noaa.gov/erp).
After his fellowship, Kornbluth returned to UNH to finish his Master's thesis.