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: 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
Caption: Coastal Port, Barcelona, Spain , Credit: Photo by Tobias A. Müller on Unsplash
"The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected." So states the sixth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us b...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:10
Caption: Cozumel, Mexico , Credit: Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash
"The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems." So states the fifth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to he...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:58
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"The ocean makes Earth habitable." So states the fourth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us better understand the...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Bray, France, Credit: Stijn te Strake on Unsplash
"The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate." So states the third Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us ...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 1
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"The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth." So states the second principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundame...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: U.S. and Atlantic Ocean basin, Credit: NASA
"The Earth Has One Big Ocean With Many Features" So states the first principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundamental concepts t...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:38
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...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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