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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363 Pieces

A series of short essays on global ocean topics by Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory


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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, part 2 of a two-part series on environmental law, host Peter Neill provides a series of examples of systems w...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:14
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines laws that are intended to protect Nature and its resources--water, fresh air, food,...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:17
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A recent video showing a torrent of plastic rushing down a river in Guatemala prompted World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill to respond this week with...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Offshore aquaculture operation, Credit: NMFS/NOAA
Aquaculture has long been a controversial industry fraught with conflict: waste and feed pollution, use of antibiotics, escape of genetically modif...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:08
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently returned from the Economist World Ocean Summit in Cancún, Mexico where he gathered with 400 ocean leade...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Svalbard, Norway , Credit: Thomas Hallermann | Marine Photobank
The pursuit for oil continues, even as many alternatives emerge and investments are displaced. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Nei...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Early in 2018, BlackRock asset management chair Larry Fink issued a statement declaring growing public demand for companies to serve a social purpo...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
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Ocean technologies and exploration are expanding at a remarkable pace, giving scientists and casual observers more data by which to learn more abou...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 05:04
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We live in an age of constant chatter, yet we are failing globally to communicate meaningfully on issues related to Arctic governance and its natur...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:38
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A recent east coast storm unearthed the remains of America's last slave ship in Alabama: the Clotilda. These remains, and the artifacts from anothe...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:12