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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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
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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
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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