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 episode, part thirty-nine of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we follow up on last weeks' examination of China's response to the climate cr...

  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 05:38
Caption: Nanshan Cultural Tourist Zone in Sanya, China , Credit: Denny Ryanto @runninghead
In this episode, part thirty-eight of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we examine some statistics that show steps China is taking to confront the c...

  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:38
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In this episode, part thirty-seven of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we continue to discuss the take-aways from the recently published 2nd United...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 05:04
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In this episode, part thirty-six of the multi-part BLUEprint series, we outline the key state of the ocean and ocean science take-aways from the re...

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 05:34
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirty-four of the multi-part BLUEprint series. This week, as part of our focus on new approaches and ideas to...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirty-three of the multi-part BLUEprint series. This week, as part of our focus on new approaches and ideas t...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 05:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Newport Beach, California, USA, Credit: Philip Graves
This week on World Ocean Radio: part thirty of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we ask, "What is the natural capital value of our h...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 04:27
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-nine of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the March 2021 release by the UN De...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Hydrothermal vent extraction, Credit: © Nautilus Minerals
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-eight of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we talk about batteries, increasingly in dema...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Manganese nodules on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the southeastern United States, discovered in 2019 during the Deep Sea Ventures pilot test, Credit: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-seven of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we talk about a carbon-free future: one that ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 05:39
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-six of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we introduce listeners to Molly Burhans, a youn...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: :00
Caption: visualcapitalist.com/countries-by-share-of-earths-surface, Credit: Virtual Capitalist: Visualizing Countries By Share of Earth's Surface
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-five of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode: the importance of ocean literacy and ocean ed...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: A sample of corallimorphs collected by ROV Jason and photographed under a blacklight to demonstrate florescence., Credit: NOAA
This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-four of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode: the myriad ways that UNESCO World Heritage Si...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 05:40
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-two of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the history of resource extraction o...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 04:54
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty-one of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we introduce listeners to the concept of ocean ...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part twenty of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss natural capital and the true cost of thi...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:26
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part nineteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the financial tools such as subsidies,...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 05:09
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Our annual gift to fellow ocean lovers: a reading of "At the Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop, a poem from 1955 that distills Bishop's seaside medit...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, as we lean into the holiday season of giving and gratitude, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks us to consider the concept of recipr...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on World Ocean Radio: part eighteen of the multi-part BLUEprint series. In this episode we discuss the concept of blue bonds and a new Na...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:29