World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things

Series produced by World Ocean Observatory

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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 interrupt our Ocean Literacy Series to bring you a special episode related to the Covid19 global outbreak. This week on World Ocean Radio we con...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:50
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Caption: Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Alaska, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
"The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth." So states the second principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundame...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 04:44
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"The Earth Has One Big Ocean With Many Features." So states the first principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundamental concepts ...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 04:21
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This week's episode of World Ocean Radio kicks off a multi-part series on the key principles of Ocean Literacy. The next eight episodes will provid...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:14
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Alternative energy is needed more today than ever before. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill asserts that the fossil fuel era i...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 04:59
Caption: Black Sand Beach in Reynisfjara, Iceland, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reflects on a landscape of special importance to him on the coast of Iceland, and the ways th...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 05:52
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Carbon offset programs offer ways for retailers and consumers to help address the challenge of climate impacts and environmental consequences, and ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 10:51
Caption: https://www.techinasia.com/talk/startups-worry-black-swans, Credit: Infographic by Call Levels
Since the mid 2000s, economists have spoken of Black Swans, disruptive financial events that embody three special characteristics: they are rare, w...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Youth Climate Strikes (aka Fridays for Future, Youth for Climate) is an international activist movement born of one teenager's staged protests each Friday outside of Sweden's parliament building in August 2018. Greta Thunberg began striking for climate an, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The climate is in crisis, and the next generation is committed to and has been successful in raising awareness, demanding political action, seeking...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:31
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This week on World Ocean Radio we highlight the innovative work of the Sasagawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo, Japan, an organization using philanthrop...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:48
Caption: A Moken fisherman of the Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Moken is a Thai word meaning sea people, people of water, sea nomads or sea gypsies. The Moken are a group of Austronesian people of an archipelago...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: Fresh drinking water from brackish seawater in Kiunga, Kenya , Credit: © GivePower
In the middle ages, alchemists for a time believed they could turn base metal into gold. This early endeavor may be the origin story for modern inv...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 04:31
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Each year during the holidays, longtime World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads "At The Fishhouses", a poem by Elizabeth Bishop. This is a perenni...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:38
Caption: A heavy sea crossing the deck of the Parma (1902) , Credit: Alan John Villiers, 1933 © National Maritime Museum Collections
This week on World Ocean Radio we have a special reading of "Christmas at Sea", an evocative poem by Robert Louis Stevenson written in 1883. Steven...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 03:23
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This week on World Ocean Radio we explore the lessons of the ocean and the concept of adversity: adversity at sea due to weather, unpredictability,...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 05:09
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This week on World Ocean Radio we tell a tale of two cities--Newtok, Alaska (pop. 380) and Jakarta, Indonesia (pop. 30 mil)--6,000 miles apart yet ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Kalhuthukala Magu Malé, Maldives
How many ways do we hear the sound of water? In this episode of World Ocean Radio we explore water, the most essential element on earth, and the wa...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Varvakeios Municipal Fish Market, Athens, Greece, Credit: Aris Sfakianakis
Fish markets are the noisy, colorful, exiting, authentic and lively centers of any coastal city, the place where mongers and customers, tourists an...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:23
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reflects on the coming of winter and the collection of the last of the harvest to sustain us-...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 04:41
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Caption: Earthrise, NASA image AS08-14-2383, taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission
A scientific paper published in May 2019 states that eight urgent, simultaneous actions are needed to head off potential ecological disaster in the...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1