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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Caption: Mazu is a Chinese sea goddess, a tutelary deity of seafarers including fishermen and sailors. Worship of Mazu has spread throughout coastal Chinese regions and throughout Southeast Asia, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
We wrap up our seven-part thematic overview of the ocean edge this week by discussing the cultural edge: the place alongshore where we interact wit...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 10:06
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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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The Catalog of Life is an online database of the world's known species of animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. It holds the essential inform...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Biodiversity in the Maldives , Credit: Husian, Flikr
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss publications, reports, and projects integral to the evolution of ocean policy and science, includin...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:17
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On the heels of the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland in October, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill offers some additional thoughts o...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: The Arctic Circle Conference, an annual gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland
This week on World Ocean Radio we provide our annual observations on the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. This year's report highlig...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: From "The Sea Ice is Our Highway: An Inuit Perspective on Transportation in the Arctic" a contribution to the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment, Credit: Inuit Circumpolar Council, CANADA
The first Arctic highway was the sea: a moving, shifting, frozen system that allowed its inhabitants to be sustained for generations. Since 1974, t...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:57
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Ships have long been used for exploration and trade, as well as for colonial expansion and conflicts at sea. We are using technological achievement...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 10:44
  • Purchases: 1
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2018 was a summer of extremes: hurricanes, wildfires, drought, floods, heat, earthquakes, tsunami. It's increasingly evident that human interventio...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 05:19
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For the past eight weeks we have been discussing the concepts of ocean literacy, a framework for formal and informal education to help us better un...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:08
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"The ocean is largely unexplored." So states the seventh and final Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us better und...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:10