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World Ocean Radio

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World Ocean Radio provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Hosted by longtime host Peter Neill.

The WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY is dedicated to information, education and public discourse about the ocean defined as an integrated global social system. We believe that informed citizens worldwide can unite to sustain the ocean through mitigation and change of human behavior on land and sea. Our focus is the full spectrum of ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, security, recreation and culture. It is our belief that the sea connects all things.

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This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill introduces podcast listeners to WORLD OCEAN EXPLORER: an ambitious new project to create a free vir...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:58
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What is the framework by which to outline our values, structures, and behaviors regarding the ocean, fresh water, and all the benefits of nature re...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
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This week on World Ocean Radio we celebrate marine protected areas and discuss their importance to biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, and the miti...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
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At the end of each year, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads the poem "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This perennial favorite is chos...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
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Caption: Crews work on the Tuktoyaktuk end of the Inuvik to Tuk all-weather road. , Credit: James MacKenzie, Department of Transportation (Transport Canada)
The first Arctic highway was the sea: a moving, shifting system that allowed its inhabitants to be sustained for generations. Since 1974, two more ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:09
Caption: Fresh Water Ecoregions, Credit: conservationgateway.org
This week on World Ocean Radio we talk about springs, those fresh water seeps that serve as an integral part of the earth's water system. We introd...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Plastic pollution "confetti" mixes with baby blue velellas in the northern pacific plastic gyre., Credit: Karin Malmstrom, Marine Photobank
In this issue of World Ocean Radio we ask who benefits from current solutions to ocean acidification, co2 emissions, and plastic pollution, and if ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Ocean surface model created using MATLAB
In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines some of the various applications of the oft-times controversial artificial i...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker YAMAL. , Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Who Owns the Economic Rights to Arctic Resources? This week on World Ocean Radio: part five of a multi-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, ...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Inukshuk in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. Inukshuk are stone structures constructed to communicate with humans throughout the Arctic. Traditionally constructed by the Inuit, the word means “to act in the capacity of a human.”
Health and Welfare of the Indigenous People of the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines the rights of the indigenous peoples of the A...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 09:44
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As fisheries worldwide are being depleted by over-fishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU), interest in an ever-expanding Arc...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill examines a variety of ecosystem services scenarios that look beyond current models and may h...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:11
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"Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm" is a new book by Dr. Gregory Stone and Nishan Degnarain, produced in association with World Ocean Obs...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:37
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part three of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill discusses the melting of sea ice,...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:14
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part two of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines the Finland chairmanship o...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Glacial Ice growler. New Alesund, Svalbard, Norway, Credit: Thomas Hallermann/Marine Photobank
This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, res...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Interstate 45, submerged from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread flooding in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. , Credit: Credit Richard Carson for Reuters (c)
Natural forces unleashed an epic scale of destruction on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. Built upon consumption, unmitigated growth, and fo...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Crystalline materials similar to these can now harvest water vapor from the air. , Credit: Yaghi Laboratory at UC Berkeley
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill shares a technology first developed by a team of scientists from MIT and UC Berkeley that co...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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After a recent three-week sailing voyage in the North Atlantic, host Peter Neill returns to World Ocean Radio to share observations from being in a...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2017
  • Length: 05:15
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After more than 430 episodes of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill takes this week to outline what the World Ocean Observatory does, and the ways ...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:37