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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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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...

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