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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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Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have debated how be...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:33
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An innovative company in Iceland has developed a product from fish skin to treat chronic wounds so that new skin can grow. Called Omega 3 Wound, de...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: Russian cruise ship, Svalbard, Norway, Credit: Thomas Hallermann, Marine Photobank
As Finland begins to outline its Arctic Council agenda for the next two years, Russian involvement and investment in the region continues to grow a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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The ocean is continually and exhaustively over-exploited: over-fishing by international fisheries, sand mining for construction projects and artifi...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:02
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Age old discoveries and scientific advances have long dispelled the belief that the earth is flat. Recent technological advances have moved recorde...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:24
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As a follow up to a World Ocean Radio episode from mid-May, we offer an overview of the Ocean Conference in New York last week which sought to reac...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Release Date: October, 2017, Credit: Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm by Dr. Gregory Stone & Nishan Degnarain
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York in June, each attending delegate was presented with a new book by co-authors Dr. Gregory Stone a...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
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Water conflict is nothing new. We have been fighting wars over the most valuable resource on the planet since thousands of years B.C. In this episo...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Dorset , Credit: Ryan Winterbotham @ryanwinterbotham for Unsplash
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 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:36
Caption: “Silent Evolution.” Installation at MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Mexico.) The sculptural works of Jason deCaires Taylor serve as artificial reefs, providing habitat for fish and other ocean species. For more information visit his, Credit: Jason deCaires Taylor
In this week’s episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the work of artist Jason deCaires Taylor, creator of underwater sculpture museums that explo...

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: Woman-Led Fog Harvesting for a Resilient, Sustainable Ecosystem in Morocco. A technological innovation inspired by ancient dew-collecting practices. , Credit: CNN
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss some of the 2016 winners of the Movement for Change Initiative's Lighthouse Activities: some of mos...

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  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:55
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On June 5th the United Nations General Assembly will convene for The Ocean Conference in New York City to set objectives, cultivate partnerships, a...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Mangroves Near Waitangi, Credit: Gordon and Julia Gardner
We are living in a time of great environmental, social, and political change, and our outdated ways of living and governing are failing. The 21st c...

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Ice breaks away from a frozen coastline near the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen April 23, 2007 , Credit: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Arctic ice is melting at record levels, revealing an ocean open and vulnerable to enterprise and extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, ...

  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
Caption: Fishing vessels set out from Shenjiamen Port in Zhoushan city, East China's Zhejiang province., Credit: Xinhua | Liang Minhui
China is the world's largest consumer, producer, and exporter of every fish species caught by their vast industrial fishing fleet, at a rate on tra...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 05:27
Caption: Gaza seaport, Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Seaports have long been places of commerce and trade: hubs connecting land and sea in an import/export exchange that contributes to regional, natio...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:09
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In the face of an all-out attack by the Trump administration on environmental regulations and values, how do we create a new strategy for Nature? I...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
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Since the U.S. election in November, the Trump Administration has taken bold action to change the policies, regulations, and environmental protecti...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: April 21 - 23, 2017, Credit: Earth Optimism Summit, Washington, D.C.
In September of 2016, World Ocean Observatory began a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal to promote the Earth Optimism S...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:42
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, written during a blizzard raging off the Maine coast, host Peter Neill reflects on the vulnerability of the o...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:21