World Ocean Radio: 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

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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There has never been a better time to become a citizen scientist: curious individuals interested in collecting data to build toward solutions, expa...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Ko Phi Phi, Thailand, Credit:  Reiseuhu on Unsplash
How do we describe the relationship between human society and nature? This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss what it means to be a stakeholder, ...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio we conclude our four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times investiga...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:39
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This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part three of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times ...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 04:56
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The outlaw ocean, a space apart, hidden from view, a place of rampant criminality and exploitation. This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part on...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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The outlaw ocean, a space apart, hidden from view, a place of rampant criminality and exploitation. This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part on...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 05:07
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In the United States, planning and reparation for coastal flooding and damage has been administered under a National Flood Insurance Program that s...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 04:43
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we call upon the Canadian government to amend and expand their June 2019 legislative action--the Wild Animal a...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to Project Drawdown, a collective of scholars and innovators assembled to address the challen...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:32
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Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's annual demands on Nature exceed the capacity for Earth's ecosystems to regenerate those resource...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 05:14
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A trophic cascade is an ecological phenomenon triggered by the addition or removal of top predators, involving changes in populations of both preda...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: The Law of Mother Earth: protecting the well-being of its citizens by protecting the natural world
"Mother Earth has the following rights: To life, to the diversity of life, to water, to clean air, to equilibrium, to restoration, and to pollution...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:40
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With the Hearts in the Ice expedition set to begin one month from now, World Ocean Radio is revisiting a special episode dedicated to the upcoming ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Wolf Schram for Unsplash
How often do we think about what lies below the surface of the land, below the sea floor? This week on World Ocean Radio we're thinking about water...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 05:33
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This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill highlights the dark side of what happens at sea in the context of a forthcoming book by Pulitzer Pr...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:34
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we look back at the most egregious actions and decisions taken by individuals, corporations and governments th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 05:25
Caption: The Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial aka "Man at the Wheel" is a historic sculpture honoring those lost at sea. Located in Gloucester, Massachusetts and built in 1925. , Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Visiting coastal graveyards in Ireland some years ago, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill observed the many stones of sailors lost at sea and began...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Bath Iron Works is a subsidiary of General Dynamics and Maine's largest defense contractor and a major employer. BIW builds Zumwalt destroyers for the U.S. Navy at its shipyard on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine
This week on World Ocean Radio we're talking about solutions to the climate challenge by highlighting some modern examples of and possibilities for...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we are talking about ocean calm and the ways that we are affected in mind, body and spirit by a peaceful ocean. In this episode we tell t...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:51
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The World Ocean Observatory is partnering with Main Street Bucksport this year for the 4th annual International Maritime Film Festival, a celebrati...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:04