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: oceanliteracy.wp2.coexploration.org, Credit: Ocean Literacy Curriculum
This week's episode of World Ocean Radio kicks off a multi-part series on the Ocean Literacy Principles. The next eight episodes will provide an an...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: March 11, 2011 In Otsuchi, Japan following the 9.0 earthquake and devastating Tsunami, Credit: Tarah Millen/Marine Photobank
As climate change is continually felt everywhere on the planet, how might we protect against the impacts of extreme weather, sea level rise, and mo...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
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There has long been public opposition to deep sea mining, a technology that extracts resources from the ocean floor. In this episode, part two of a...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 05:16
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There has long been public opposition to deep sea mining, a technology that extracts resources from the ocean floor. In this episode of World Ocean...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:23
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In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss publications, reports, and projects that are integral to the evolution of ocean policy and s...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:38
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Carbon offsets offer ways for retailers and consumers to help meet the challenge of climate impacts and environmental consequences, and can be an e...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:11
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In mid-June the World Ocean Observatory co-hosted the Arctic Summer Institute in Portland, Maine in partnership with the University of Maine School...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 05:17
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On June 8th we celebrate World Oceans Day, an annual day set aside to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. In this ...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:52
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Humankind has for centuries been connected to the cycles of the year for sustenance from land and sea. We have built our communities and our spirit...

  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 05:41
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On June 9th, 2018, a March For The Ocean (M4O) will take place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the world. In this episode of World Ocean R...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:53
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As humans migrate toward the coastal zone in the next 30 to 50 years, less seaside space will be available for us to enjoy, to entice our senses, a...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
Caption: Earth from the International Space Station, Credit: NASA Johnson
On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the environmental movement of the 70s to demand action for the health...

  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:49
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Ocean news is often bad news these days. We are bombarded with stories of pollution, overfishing, of sea level rise and the dire consequences of ex...

  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:03
Caption: https://www.hindustantimes.com/photos/world-news/photos-spotlight-on-reducing-plastic-waste-clogging-oceans/photo-OFMThFTnYNAAL9foFlgwcN.html, Credit: Andres Stapff/REUTERS
Waste and waste management are new and increasing challenges in recent decades. How do we dispose of toxic waste, plastic packaging, electronics, a...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:55
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, part 2 of a two-part series on environmental law, host Peter Neill provides a series of examples of systems w...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:14
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines laws that are intended to protect Nature and its resources--water, fresh air, food,...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:17
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A recent video showing a torrent of plastic rushing down a river in Guatemala prompted World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill to respond this week with...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Offshore aquaculture operation, Credit: NMFS/NOAA
Aquaculture has long been a controversial industry fraught with conflict: waste and feed pollution, use of antibiotics, escape of genetically modif...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:08
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently returned from the Economist World Ocean Summit in Cancún, Mexico where he gathered with 400 ocean leade...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Svalbard, Norway , Credit: Thomas Hallermann | Marine Photobank
The pursuit for oil continues, even as many alternatives emerge and investments are displaced. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Nei...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:50