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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In this brief series we have explored technologies, initiatives and other advancements for aquaculture with the power to improve efficiency and saf...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2021
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: Artistic rendering of an unmanned fish farm facility currently under development in Trondheim, Norway, Credit: © SINTEF
In this brief series we're exploring disruptive technologies for aquaculture, specific initiatives and other advancements to improve efficiency and...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2021
  • Length: 04:57
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In this brief series we're exploring disruptive technologies for aquaculture, specific initiatives and other advancements to improve efficiency and...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Aquaculture prawn ponds Queensland, Australia, Credit: CSIRO Science Creative Commons
Without mitigation of consumption and illegal fishing, we face a global crisis of protein supply to feed a growing world population. Over the next ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Scientists at the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) are working on halophytic (salt-loving) plants, including Salicornia bigelovii samphire (pictured). It is hope that salt-tolerant agricultural ingredients will become staples of a glo, Credit: ICBA
Sea level rise and coastal inundation are changing the agricultural landscape around the world. Fortunately, saltwater irrigation has been studied ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 05:24
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According to the US Geological Survey, 70% of the available freshwater worldwide is used for irrigation. Industrial agriculture and modern irrigati...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 05:18
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Intense weather events are calling attention to not just local but worldwide water crises caused by climate. Coastal inundation, community disrupti...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 05:17
Caption: Image The Spilhaus Projection World Ocean Map. A world ocean map based on the Spilhaus projection. The Spilhaus map projection was developed in 1942 by Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus. Centered in Antarctica, the world oceans come together to form a singular, conn, Credit: Photo credit: StoryMaps ArcGIS
Visualization is a powerful tool for understanding beyond data, opening our minds and enabling transformative change through a new way of seeing. T...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 05:16
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This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing hydrology, the "hydrospatial" perspective, and the importance of multi-dimensional analyses and vi...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Waimea State Recreation Pier, Waimea, HI USA, Credit: Casey Horner @mischievous_penguins
This week on World Ocean Radio we're looking to the night sky, to ponder the wonder contained therein, and to explore the danger of polluting it fo...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 05:08
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This week on World Ocean Radio we reflect on "blue" and the profound stages of meaning beyond the color of the sea and sky to encompass depth, stab...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: overshootday.org | #MoveTheDate, Credit: footprintnetwork.org
This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing Earth Overshoot Day 2021 which landed on July 29th, meaning we are running an ecological deficit be...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 05:17
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This week on World Ocean Radio: an idea to confront the big polluters of the fossil fuel industry for their indifference to redress, by attaching r...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: World Ocean Radio celebrates its 600th episode this week, Credit: World Ocean Observatory
This week marks the 600th episode of World Ocean Radio. It was in 2009 that the show first began with encouragement from WERU-FM Community Radio in...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 06:28
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This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing the challenges of excess carbon dioxide in the air and some of the engineered solutions now being ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Waves innundate the Ilfracombe sea wall North Devon coast, England, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
To execute transformative response to the challenges of the 21st century we will need a new style of leadership action: from governance and corpora...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 05:25
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part 43 of the BLUEprint Series outlining a new and sustainable path forward with the ocean leading the way. In thi...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Salt River Delta, Eel River Estuary Riverside, Credit: California Wikimedia Commons public domain
Since the origins of planet earth, through the foundation of civilization, to the exhausted land we live in today, we are faced with a Third Wave o...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 04:58
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How can ecological resistance be sustained? This week on World Ocean Radio, part 40 of the BLUEprint Series, we outline various tools to confront t...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 05:45
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Ocean systems are as challenged as ever, and the ocean remains essential as we plan for change. The World Ocean Observatory is a major utility for ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 04:35