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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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
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What if we were to accept water--in all its forms and functions--as the system around which we organize and calculate value as a contribution to pr...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:09
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On June 9th, 2018, a March For The Ocean (M4O) will take place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the world. In this episode of World Ocean R...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 1
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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: 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