1988 - Docteur Honoris Causa, University of Liege
1999 - Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
1975 - Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1989 - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1997 - Fellow, American Geophysical Union
1991 - ONR Distinguished Educators Award in Ocean Science
1998 - AGU-ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting Symposium, 9-13 February 1998 Theory and Modeling of Ocean Circulation, Data Assimilation, and Interdisciplinary Applications: A Tribute to Allan R. Robinson
2000 - The Award for the Merits of Two Worlds from the European Institute of Cultural Integration "Robert Schuman"
2000 - Citations from both the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives for "a lifetime devoted to the affirmation of the primacy of international cooperation within the disciplines of scientific research and education"