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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World Ocean Radio is set to embark on a series highlighting optimistic projects, perspectives, and organizations helping to raise awareness at the ...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:05
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Where does water come from? We know from science that water evaporates from the ocean reservoir, is captured in clouds, fog and rain, descends to s...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:47
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Fresh water troubles continue to make headlines everywhere. Issues large and small are adding up to a global water crisis which threatens all of us...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: A single drop of seawater, magnified 25 times, teems with life., Credit: Credit: David Liittschwager | National Geographic
A rebroadcast of a popular episode from August 2015: Life in a Drop About this episode: What do we see in a single drop of ocean water? An image ca...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:28
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e·thos / ??THäs noun. the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. The environmental and...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
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"Are we training our best new minds in the worst ways?" In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks this question and more of...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 05:10
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(with a new book by Greenpeace Captain Peter Wilcox) Summertime again, and what better time to pack a few books and head to the beach? In this epi...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: How much water is used in the growing of vegetables for prepared foods? Or the water used in the packaging? How is waste water from production of goods treated and disposed of? Where did the water come from? We don’t know, because packaging leaves off the
Product labeling is a thorough and complicated business, from nutrition facts and ingredients on food labels to non-GMOS, organics, recycling infor...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: IISD Report: State of Sustainability Initiatives Review
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill discusses a recent report entitled "The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standard...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently returned from the Arctic Circle Forum in Nuuk, Greenland, where he made some interesting observations a...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:39
Caption: World Ocean Atlas 2013, Credit: www.nesdis.noaa.gov
On June 8th we celebrate World Ocean Day, a day to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection and stewardship. In this epi...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:25
Caption: Barry Lopez, Arctic Nature Writer, Credit: BarryLopez.com
Fourth in a four-part series on authors who write about the ocean and the natural world.

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: "The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot", Credit: Robert Macfarlane
In the third of a four-part series on writers who have shaped his interest in the ocean and the natural world, host Peter Neill reads from essayist...

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  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 05:03
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Caption: Loren Eiseley
In the first of a four-part series on writers who have shaped his interest in Nature and the ocean, host Peter Neill highlights the work of 20th ce...

  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:11
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As of late March the Obama Administration is no longer considering Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine for national monument designation. This news, ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: An Oregon lawsuit, spearheaded by Our Children's Trust, could force the state of Oregon to take a more aggressive stance against the carbon emissions warming the earth and destroying the environment., Credit: Our Children's Trust
The public trust doctrine is designed to protect our natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Plaintiffs in a number of legal cases...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:10
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Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have been debating ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 05:05
Caption: Cover image from "The Once and Future Ocean: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society" by Peter Neill, Credit: NASA "Perpetual Ocean"
The age of unlimited growth driven by fossil fuels is over. A new world view is required now, one around which we can organize our values and behav...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2016
  • Length: 05:16
Caption: The iconic blue footted booby, Credit: Rod Mast | Marine Photobank
W2O Director Peter Neill recently spent time in the Galãpagos Islands and is back to share his observations from a long-anticipated trip to the UNE...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 05:14
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In this third of four episodes dedicated to outlining the complexities contained in the United Nations World Ocean Assessment, host Peter Neill exp...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 05:15