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


497 Pieces

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This week we are talking about ocean calm and the ways that we are affected in mind, body and spirit by a peaceful ocean. In this episode we tell t...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:51
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The World Ocean Observatory is partnering with Main Street Bucksport this year for the 4th annual International Maritime Film Festival, a celebrati...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: Desalination plant in Hamburg, Germany, Credit: World Atlas | worldatlas.com/articles/can-we-make-drinking-water-out-of-ocean-water.html
This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill gets us thinking about seawater: as a resource for fresh drinking water, as a means for robust rene...

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Rivedoux-Plage, Charente-Maritime, southwestern France , Credit: Sweet Ice Cream Photography
Bridges are physical structures born from the ingenuity and hard work of humankind, engineered to connect things from one side to another. Bridges ...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:38
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The Green New Deal has received much attention in the United States recently as one possible response to the challenging circumstances we face worl...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 05:16
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Solar energy has emerged worldwide as a serious and viable alternative to fossil fuels, and can now be found in many places around the world. In th...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: "Charlotte’s Hope” was tagged and observed by scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and filmed by BBC 1 for Blue Planet Live, in Charlotte Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula on March 11, 2019. Charlotte's Hope was then adopted and named by Peter
There has never been a better time to be a citizen scientist--those individuals interested in the collection of data toward solutions, the expansio...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Phytoplankton (and algae) form the lowest trophic level, the base of the aquatic food web, Credit: NOAA | www.noaa.gov
Food webs describe who eats whom in an ecological community. In the aquatic food web, humans feed down the food chain, consuming lesser and lesser ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 05:27
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Invention and management of energy systems have led to increased efficiency and less reliance on unsustainable supplies of fossil fuels. In this ep...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:02
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently returned home from a trip to Antarctica aboard MS Island Sky with scientists from Woods Hole and a film...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: 500 Episodes, Credit: World Ocean Radio
This week marks the 500th episode of World Ocean Radio! For more than 10 years, World Ocean Radio has been engaging in dialogue about ocean issues,...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:17
Caption: Yale Climate Connections 2018 Report, Credit: Yale Climate Connections
A recent report from the Yale Program on Climate Change, measuring public awareness and political views on issues related to climate, shows that op...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:19
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The word 'indigenous' is used a lot these days, especially in terms of territorial rights to land and of invasive species of flora and fauna. In th...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Ernest Shakelton British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09, Credit: Public Domain Review
Antarctica, terra nullius--nobody's land, has long been a place apart, once explored only by intrepid and resourceful individuals willing to risk f...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:16
Caption: Mazu is a Chinese sea goddess, a tutelary deity of seafarers including fishermen and sailors. Worship of Mazu has spread throughout coastal Chinese regions and throughout Southeast Asia, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
We wrap up our seven-part thematic overview of the ocean edge this week by discussing the cultural edge: the place alongshore where we interact wit...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town, South Africa, Credit: Photo by Victor Smits on Unsplash
We continue our thematic overview of the ocean edge this week with a conversation centered around coastal and offshore zones and the politics that ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Strait of Gibraltar from space, Credit: Wikipedia Commons
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the natural security provided by the ocean edge: the barrier effect of mangroves, beaches, cliffs, ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:40
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We have long enjoyed the ocean edge for leisurely ends: as a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy surf and sand, and to relax in the fr...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
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This week we begin to present the ocean edge in thematic ways with The Working Edge, outlining the various social structures, industries, exchange,...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:12
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How do we protect ourselves and our properties from storm surge and sea level rise? Last week we discussed the hard edge strategy of dikes, dams, g...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 05:28