World Ocean Observatory

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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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520 Pieces

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


Caption: World Ocean Radio celebrates its 600th episode this week, Credit: World Ocean Observatory
This week marks the 600th episode of World Ocean Radio. It was in 2009 that the show first began with encouragement from WERU-FM Community Radio in...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 06:28
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This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing the challenges of excess carbon dioxide in the air and some of the engineered solutions now being ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Waves innundate the Ilfracombe sea wall North Devon coast, England, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
To execute transformative response to the challenges of the 21st century we will need a new style of leadership action: from governance and corpora...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 05:25
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part 43 of the BLUEprint Series outlining a new and sustainable path forward with the ocean leading the way. In thi...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Salt River Delta, Eel River Estuary Riverside, Credit: California Wikimedia Commons public domain
Since the origins of planet earth, through the foundation of civilization, to the exhausted land we live in today, we are faced with a Third Wave o...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 04:58
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How can ecological resistance be sustained? This week on World Ocean Radio, part 40 of the BLUEprint Series, we outline various tools to confront t...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 05:45
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Ocean systems are as challenged as ever, and the ocean remains essential as we plan for change. The World Ocean Observatory is a major utility for ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 04:35
Caption:, Credit: JPI Oceans Strategy Framework 2021-2025
The Blue Economy is providing new investment in ocean resources. How might individual investors do blue economy investing the right way, and which...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 05:06
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In this episode, part thirty-nine of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we follow up on last weeks' examination of China's response to the climate cr...

  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 05:38
Caption: Nanshan Cultural Tourist Zone in Sanya, China , Credit: Denny Ryanto @runninghead
In this episode, part thirty-eight of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we examine some statistics that show steps China is taking to confront the c...

  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:38