World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things

Series produced by World Ocean Observatory

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

World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a series of five minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues.

The World Ocean Observatory is an on-line place of exchange for information and educational services about the ocean defined as "an integrated global social system," thereby relating the ocean to fresh water, food, energy, public health, trade, transportation, international finance, tourism, governance, culture and community development worldwide. W2O includes resources of the Cultural and Physical Ocean; a Directory of 18,500 ocean organizations; the World Ocean Forum to include a monthly letter on ocean issues, a daily posted international news digest, on-line exhibits, and media; and the World Ocean Classroom, listing educational resources for students, teachers, home schoolers, and general inquiry.
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World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a series of five minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. The World Ocean Observatory is an on-line place of exchange for information and educational services about the ocean defined as "an integrated global social system," thereby relating the ocean to fresh water, food, energy, public health, trade, transportation, international finance, tourism, governance, culture and community development worldwide. W2O includes resources of the Cultural and Physical Ocean; a Directory of 18,500 ocean organizations; the World Ocean Forum to include a monthly letter on ocean issues, a daily posted international news digest, on-line exhibits, and media; and the World Ocean Classroom, listing educational resources for... Show full description


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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: https://www.jpi-oceans.eu/draft-strategy-framework-beyond-2020, 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
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In this episode, part thirty-seven of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we continue to discuss the take-aways from the recently published 2nd United...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 05:04
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In this episode, part thirty-six of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we outline the key state of the ocean and ocean science take-aways from the re...

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 05:34
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirty-four of the multi-part BLUEprint series. This week, as part of our focus on new approaches and ideas to...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirty-three of the multi-part BLUEprint series. This week, as part of our focus on new approaches and ideas t...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 05:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Newport Beach, California, USA, Credit: Philip Graves
This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirty of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we ask, "What is the natural capital value of our h...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-nine of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the March 2021 release by the UN De...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Hydrothermal vent extraction, Credit: © Nautilus Minerals
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-eight of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we talk about batteries, increasingly in dema...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Manganese nodules on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the southeastern United States, discovered in 2019 during the Deep Sea Ventures pilot test, Credit: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-seven of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we talk about a carbon-free future: one that ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 05:39
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-six of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we introduce listeners to Molly Burhans, a youn...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: :00
Caption: visualcapitalist.com/countries-by-share-of-earths-surface, Credit: Virtual Capitalist: Visualizing Countries By Share of Earth's Surface
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-five of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode: the importance of ocean literacy and ocean ed...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 05:15