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: View of Table Mountain. Cape Town, South Africa, Credit: Unsplash
This week on World Ocean Radio we share the final episode of the five-part Slavery: Heritage and Identity series. In this broadcast we look at the ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:18
Caption: Oil painting of La Amistad off the coast of Long Island , Credit: Courtesy of the New Haven Museum
This week on World Ocean Radio: part four of the five-part Slavery: Heritage and Identity series. In this episode we discuss the history of La Amis...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 05:30
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, part three of the five-part Slavery: Heritage and Identity series, we introduce listeners to Diving with a Pu...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 05:25
Caption: UNESCO Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, part two of the four-part Slavery: Heritage and Identity series, we discuss trans-Atlantic slavery in the con...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:10
Caption: This pencil and watercolor by Lt. Francis Meynell shows Africans liberated by the British Navy. The Albanez (erroneously identified as Albaroz in the National Maritime Museum catalog) was a Brazilian vessel, captured by the Royal Navy ship, Albatross, off, Credit: Image is in the public domain. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International.
What were thought to be the remains of America's last slave ship--the Clotilda--were unearthed on a muddy river bank in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in ...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:51
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This week on World Ocean Radio we review a new book by photographer George Steinmetz with essays by Andrew Revkin. "The Human Planet: Earth at the ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 04:34
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This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks us to look to the ocean during these turbulent times of social unrest, to recognize the ocean ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Lines of sargassum can stretch for miles along the surface of the Sargasso Sea. The clumps of floating algae are often concentrated by the strong winds and wave action associated with the Gulf Stream, Credit: Ocean Explorer | NOAA
This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the Sargasso Sea--a verdant, vital, biodiverse ecosystem that supports a great diversity of life, provide...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:25
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World events have made 2020 a more difficult year than it was already shaping up to be. Ocean systems have never been more challenged than today, a...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 04:08
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Caption: GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project aims to bring together all available data to produce a General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean by 2030, Credit: GEBCO
In 2019 a partnership was announced between The Nippon Foundation and the International Hydrographic Organization to undertake the GEBCO Seabed 203...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
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This week on World Ocean Radio: host Peter Neill offers reflections on the word "blue" and the profound stages of meaning beyond the color of the s...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 04:40
Caption: The sun is setting on fossil fuels , Credit: @zburival on Unsplash
This week on World Ocean Radio we assert that the age of oil is over: from the rise of renewable energy production worldwide to the reevaluation of...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Taken during the November 2015 run of the Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station. Students on Earth programmed the camera aboard the orbiting laboratory to snap pictures around the globe., Credit: NASA/EarthKAM.org
This week concludes the nine-part ocean literacy series, a framework for formal and informal education to help us better understand the ocean's inf...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 04:35
Caption: Deep ocean research off the Western Coast of Hawaii: the first time this species of squid was spotted in its natural habitat, Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer
"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: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: Undersea cables carry telecommunications and Internet data globally, Credit: TeleGeography
"The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected." So states the sixth Ocean Literacy principle, a series of fundamental concepts to help us b...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Coral Reef of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea (Egypt) , Credit: Francesco Ungaroon Unsplash | @francesco_ungaro
"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: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 04:39
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This week we bring you an abbreviated special edition of World Ocean Radio in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. In this edition we'll reite...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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We interrupt our Ocean Literacy Series to bring you a special episode related to the Covid19 global outbreak. This week on World Ocean Radio we con...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Alaska, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
"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: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 04:44
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"The Earth Has One Big Ocean With Many Features." So states the first principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundamental concepts ...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 04:21