World Ocean Radio

Series produced by World Ocean Observatory

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5-minute audio essays on global ocean topics by Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory

World Ocean Radio is a weekly 5-minute audio feature for web listeners, podcasts, and worldwide distribution through community radio stations and partners. WOR provides weekly 5-minute commentary from longtime host Peter Neill, offering a unique perspective on important and relevant ocean issues. Thanks to private and foundation funds, we are able to offer World Ocean Radio for syndicated use at no cost.

Broadcast affiliates: We automatically send emails every Monday with mp3 file, episode summary, and links to image file and broadcast page. Episodes are also available for direct download from The Pacifica Network and The Public Radio Exchange.

We hope you'll find World Ocean Radio programming engaging and relevant for your listening audience. It is our belief that the sea connects all things. No matter where your listeners live, these broadcasts offer meaningful and relevant information for us all about the state of our world ocean.

Please let us know what you think: CONTACT US at director@thew2o.net so that we may begin sharing World Ocean Radio weekly broadcasts with you and your listening audience.

The WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY is a major utility for ocean communication as a means to advance public awareness and political will, and is dedicated to providing information and education about the health of the ocean. We believe that informed citizens worldwide can unite to sustain the ocean through mitigation and change of human behavior on land and sea. Our focus is the full spectrum of ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, security, recreation, and culture. It is our belief that the sea connects all things. Hide full description

World Ocean Radio is a weekly 5-minute audio feature for web listeners, podcasts, and worldwide distribution through community radio stations and partners. WOR provides weekly 5-minute commentary from longtime host Peter Neill, offering a unique perspective on important and relevant ocean issues. Thanks to private and foundation funds, we are able to offer World Ocean Radio for syndicated use at no cost. Broadcast affiliates: We automatically send emails every Monday with mp3 file, episode summary, and links to image file and broadcast page. Episodes are also available for direct download from The Pacifica Network and The Public Radio Exchange. We hope you'll find World Ocean Radio programming engaging and relevant for your listening audience. It is our belief that the sea connects all... Show full description


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As we review the state of climate change challenge and response, it becomes clear we are not succeeding. Is it possible to craft a new economic sys...

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Plastic is ubiquitous. It is everywhere in our lives, in our air, bodies, and water, yet we do not possess the cycle or recycle to continue product...

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How old is water? Where on earth is water found? How is it circulated, cycled, and recycled? We know where water is distributed on the planet down ...

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World Ocean Observatory is ever in search of new systems that convert knowledge into action, especially as they relate to ocean education and commu...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
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This week on World Ocean Radio we are hailing the alewife: a species of herring found in the west Atlantic where they thrive along shore and season...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2024
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On June 8th each year we come together as a global community to celebrate World Ocean Day, a date set aside to recognize our relationship with the ...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
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After a recent visit to Japan, an island nation, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill ponders, what if, as in Japan, we applied values individually, ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2024
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Bio-regions on Earth are organized into types, then realms, and are further distinguished and mapped for planning, strategizing, developing, and as...

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  • Added: May 08, 2024
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're defining new ways to consider profit as a return on investment--not as an enemy of change but as a catalyst fo...

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  • Added: May 02, 2024
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're sharing some methods and means to make small and large changes that can have effects on the climate and sustai...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing a recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal to attend the Economist Ocean Summit. One such conversation we pa...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
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What are the five areas of our collective existence on earth where the ocean matters most? If we are looking for a context to drive motivation and ...

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A nocturne is a short musical composition: dreamy, romantic, suggestive of the night, a passage from one place to the next. This week we're asking:...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
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In business, as in life, there is a balance sheet, a statement of assets, profit and loss, income and expense, showing whether our accounts are in ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2024
  • Length: 05:07
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Seafood is a world staple, under siege by increased consumption and over-fishing. Aquaculture is the necessary alternative, yet is a polarizing iss...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 05:18
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The sun is the greatest energy source available for our needs, thought we view it more today as an enemy than a resource and friend. If we are to a...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
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"We are not blind to the overall problem, and if we were in doubt, recent climate-explained events, near and far, should open our eyes more widely....

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 05:13
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In this episode and the next, World Ocean Radio reports on the status quo, business-as-usual, tunnel vision conclusions at COP28 in Dubai, hosted b...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 04:51
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A November visit to Gloucester Massachusetts for an Ocean Literary Conference (NEOSEC 2023) afforded W2O staff an opportunity to take a field trip ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 05:20
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Devastating weather and water events abound worldwide. Rain, flooding, strong winds, extreme high tides, coastal erosion and inundation have caused...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 05:25