Based on 1977-85 research by Cordell Expeditions. Nominated for sanctuary designation by Robert W. Schmieder. Designated 1989, completed by Act of Congress signed by President George H. W. Bush. Manager and funding designated 2002.
Southwest Ohio DX Association: DXpedition of the Year (1994, 1995, 1997)
QST: Best Magazine Article: Peter I 1994, Heard Island 1997
Chiltern DX Club: Certificate of Merit for Heard Island DXpedition 1997
Central Arizona DX Association: Honorary Lifetime Membership KK6EK 1997
International Underwater Foundation: Environmental Enrichment Award 1995
Underwater Photogaphic Society: OPEN VIDEO Second Place 1985
Falun Radio Club of Sweden: Copper Coin Award of Falun for Heard Island 1997