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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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...

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  • 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
Caption: A sample of corallimorphs collected by ROV Jason and photographed under a blacklight to demonstrate florescence., Credit: NOAA
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-four of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode: the myriad ways that UNESCO World Heritage Si...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 05:40
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-two of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the history of resource extraction o...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 04:54
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-one of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we introduce listeners to the concept of ocean ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss natural capital and the true cost of thi...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:26
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part nineteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the financial tools such as subsidies,...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 05:09
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Our annual gift to fellow ocean lovers: a reading of "At the Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop, a poem from 1955 that distills Bishop's seaside medit...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, as we lean into the holiday season of giving and gratitude, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks us to consider the concept of recipr...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part eighteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the concept of blue bonds and a new Na...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:29
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part seventeen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we ask a series of questions that challenge the ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Manhattan Beach Pier, New York, Credit: Nathan Dumlao
This week on World Ocean Radio: part sixteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we talk about the blue and the green economy in th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2020
  • Length: 06:09
Caption: Spouting Horn blow hole at sunset. Courtesy: NOAA
This week on World Ocean Radio: part fifteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we look at the Federal Reserve in the USA through ...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:46