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


Caption: Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town, South Africa, Credit: Photo by Victor Smits on Unsplash
We continue our thematic overview of the ocean edge this week with a conversation centered around coastal and offshore zones and the politics that ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Strait of Gibraltar from space, Credit: Wikipedia Commons
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the natural security provided by the ocean edge: the barrier effect of mangroves, beaches, cliffs, ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:40
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We have long enjoyed the ocean edge for leisurely ends: as a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy surf and sand, and to relax in the fr...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
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This week we begin to present the ocean edge in thematic ways with The Working Edge, outlining the various social structures, industries, exchange,...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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How do we protect ourselves and our properties from storm surge and sea level rise? Last week we discussed the hard edge strategy of dikes, dams, g...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Thames Barrier, U.K.
This week with "Hard Edges" we kick off a 7-part series dedicated to the ocean edge, exploring what takes place there, from the real to the symboli...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 1
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The ocean, in its constant motion, offers solace and support for the human spirit and provides an immersion in nature for renewal and regeneration....

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
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'Tis the season for our end-of-year episode. Each year at the holidays, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads At The Fishhouses, a poem by Eliza...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:34
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss The Earth Law Center, a New York-based environmental non-profit organization that is dedicated to t...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Citizen Scientists Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby , Credit: Hearts in the Ice
This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to two women who are planning to embark on an unsupported exploration in the Arctic: 270 days...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:46