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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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
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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 06, 2022
  • Length: 04:51
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This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean episodes that highlight optimism in ocean news, science and advocacy. In this episod...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2022
  • Length: 05:03
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This week we are discussing potential approaches that include protection of resources and new regulations against abuse and irresponsible consumpti...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 05:25
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This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing the work of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and their "222 Solutions to Heal, Restore and Sustain O...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 05:24
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're talking about the latest OUR OCEAN Conference in Palau and the contradiction of mangrove protection and invest...

  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 05:11
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Climate change is accelerating change to all global systems. Do we have the power and the will to break the systemic corruption of the global water...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 05:14
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Pharmaceutical pollution is as important and critical a factor for public health as microplastics and other chemical wastes that enter the water cy...

  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 04:55
Caption: Global distribution of the Taiga and Boreal forest biome, and the Caledonian forest ecoregion., Credit: The biome and ecoregion data used for this map and a full citation can be found at https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/terrestrial-ecoregions-of-the.... January 2019. Mark Baldwin-Smith, Wikimedia Commons
Last week we discussed the vast bio-region of the Amazon River, one of the most productive and important ecosystems on the planet. This week we hig...

  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 06:37
Caption: Satellite Senses Subtle Amazon Seasonalit, Credit: This image originally appeared in the NASA Earth Observatory story Satellite Senses Subtle Amazon Seasonality. NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, 2021. Source: GOES; Collection: Amazon Deforestation.
The Amazon is one of the most productive and important ecosystems on the planet. What will continue to be lost if we fail to protect the last great...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 05:18
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Is economic growth antithetical to the overall health of society? This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the concentration of capital and offer ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Turtle on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Credit: Credit: Jordan Robins / Ocean Image Bank Special thanks to The Ocean Agency for their generosity theoceanagency.org
This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing the ways we are connected through shared ocean memory and experiences. This episode offers reflecti...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 04:43
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This week we're referencing a recent post entitled The Knowledge-Implementation Gap in Conservation Science: Exploring the Space Between Knowing an...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 05:39