World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things

Series produced by World Ocean Observatory

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World Ocean Radio 

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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The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) closed recently in Egypt. Reactions to outcomes of the climate change conference have been mixed, and t...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing COP27, the annual Conference of the Parties, that took place this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. W...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 05:19
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This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reflects on a recent trip to Egypt, a dry desert land in the heart of Africa, the civilizations of ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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How do we govern the ocean? This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce a concept that advocates for a centralized Ministry for the Ocean, a voice ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 05:26
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing the harsh realities of 21st century storms in the face of climate change: hurricanes more powerful,...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 04:59
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing an Executive Order entitled "Change in Natural Asset Wealth" signed by US President Joe Biden on Ea...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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World Ocean Radio is available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Contact us: director@thew2o.net 2...

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Caption: Nord Stream Pipelines, Credit: Source: WikiMedia Commons CC-By-SA 4.0: https://www.berria.eus/lizentzia commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nord_Stream_pipelines_on_map.svg
This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the disruption and potential sabotage of the Nord Stream Line, the underwater natural gas pipelines in th...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Suzhou, China, Credit: Zhang Kaiyv on Unsplash
This week on World Ocean Radio we're talking about the circulation of water worldwide, and the importance of canals and waterways to bring us toget...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 05:15
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're offering two extremely important ocean examples where the opposition of sovereignty and commonality collide. T...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: Chuuk Lagoon, Went Federated States of Micronesia, Credit: Marek Okon on Unsplash @marekokon
This week on World Ocean Radio: a summary of fifteen new ocean challenges as identified by the conclusions of thirty conservation experts around th...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
  • Length: 10:28
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This week, part two of a two-part series laying out steps with examples that represent a coherent and provocative way forward toward a plastic-free...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 05:11
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A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts, in association with SYSTEMIQ, finds that without immediate and sustained action, the annual flow of pl...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 05:14
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This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. This week we are discussing an...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2022
  • Length: 05:19
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This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. In this episode we discuss two...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2022
  • Length: 05:06
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This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. In this episode we highlight T...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: A sample of corallimorphs collected by ROV Jason, photographed under a blacklight to demonstrate florescence., Credit: @NOAA
This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. This week we outline the myria...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 05:16
Caption: Spilhaus World Ocean Map: The Spilhaus Projection World Ocean Map, based on the Spilhaus projection, was developed in 1942 by Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus. Centered on Antarctica, the world oceans come together to form a singular, connected, contiguous body of , Credit: StoryMaps ArcGIS https://storymaps.arcgis.com
This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. This week we're discussing vis...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 05:16
Caption: Earth Overshoot / Global Footprint Network, Credit: Linus Nylund @dreamsoftheoceans on Unsplash
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity consumes from Nature more than the planet can provide, either as natural or renewable resources in...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 05:38
Caption: Satellite image of Tampa Bay on the western coast of Florida., Credit: NASA Image, Robert Simmon
This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism in ocean news, science and advocacy. In this ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 05:06