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174: World Oceans Day

From: World Ocean Radio
Series: World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things
Length: 05:46

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June 8 is World Oceans Day when we celebrate our relationship with the ocean through global connection. A recent survey conducted by The Ocean Project indicates that public awareness of ocean issues in the United States has not advanced at all over a ten-year period, despite consistent efforts by conservation, ocean, and other environmental organizations to inform and educate. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will ask, "What is Ocean Day meant to do?" and, "What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change?"

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On June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. A recent survey conducted by The Ocean Project indicates that public awareness of ocean issues in the United States has not advanced at all over a ten-year period, despite consistent efforts by conservation, ocean, and other environmental organizations to inform and educate. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will ask, "What is Ocean Day meant to do?" and, "What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change?"

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of 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 community radio stations worldwide.

Piece Description

On June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. A recent survey conducted by The Ocean Project indicates that public awareness of ocean issues in the United States has not advanced at all over a ten-year period, despite consistent efforts by conservation, ocean, and other environmental organizations to inform and educate. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will ask, "What is Ocean Day meant to do?" and, "What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change?"

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of 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 community radio stations worldwide.

Broadcast History

WERU 89.9 FM, Blue Hill, ME; California Academy of Sciences/Steinhart Aquarium; KSER-FM, Everett, WA; Erie Maritime Museum, Mystic Seaport, Maine Boats Homes & Harbors; 3CR Melbourne: Out of the Blue; thew2o.net/world-ocean-radio.

Transcript

I’m Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory.

On June 8, we celebrate World Ocean Day, a date designated by the United Nations to recognize our relationship with the ocean through so many different ways of global connection. Around the world, through the World Ocean Network, The Ocean Project, and many other organizations with ocean interests, events will take place to highlight the value of ocean resources. There will be maritime festivals and beach clean-ups, school projects and environmental presentations the world over – in Africa and Asia, Europe and the Americas. What was once a bright idea is now an international event that for one brief moment focuses some part of ephemeral world interest on the ocean and its benefit for all mankind.

Of course, every day is ocean day. And we can claim that with the authority of the headlines that every day point to some ocean issue...
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Additional Credits

Peter Neill, Host; Trisha Badger, Associate Producer

Related Website

http://www.thew2o.net/radio-item/174-world-oceans-day