World Ocean Radio

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World Ocean Radio provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Hosted by longtime host Peter Neill.

The WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY is dedicated to information, education and public discourse about the ocean defined as an integrated global social system. We believe that informed citizens worldwide can unite to sustain the ocean through mitigation and change of human behavior on land and sea. Our focus is the full spectrum of ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, security, recreation and culture. It is our belief that the sea connects all things.


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373 Pieces

A series of short essays on global ocean topics by Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory


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In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss publications, reports, and projects that are integral to the evolution of ocean policy and s...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:38
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Carbon offsets offer ways for retailers and consumers to help meet the challenge of climate impacts and environmental consequences, and can be an e...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:11
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In mid-June the World Ocean Observatory co-hosted the Arctic Summer Institute in Portland, Maine in partnership with the University of Maine School...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 05:17
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We live in a time when environmental regulations are being rolled back in the United States and beyond. As such, many environmental groups are turn...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 05:42
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On June 8th we celebrate World Oceans Day, an annual day set aside to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. In this ...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:52
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Humankind has for centuries been connected to the cycles of the year for sustenance from land and sea. We have built our communities and our spirit...

  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 05:41
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On June 9th, 2018, a March For The Ocean (M4O) will take place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the world. In this episode of World Ocean R...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:53
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As humans migrate toward the coastal zone in the next 30 to 50 years, less seaside space will be available for us to enjoy, to entice our senses, a...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the environmental movement of the 70s to demand action for the health...

  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:49
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Ocean news is often bad news these days. We are bombarded with stories of pollution, overfishing, of sea level rise and the dire consequences of ex...

  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:03