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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Caption: Aceh, Indonesia , Credit: Creative Commons @Rachmat04
This week on World Ocean Radio we're introducing listeners to the Water Ethics Charter-- recommendations from a global Water Ethics Steering Commit...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 05:08
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This week on World Ocean Radio: five suggested strategies as laid out by Karl Burkart (Managing Director of One Earth and formerly the Director of ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Portugal coast , Credit: Tobia Tullius
This week we're discussing the consequence of consumption. We point to a recent exhibit entitled "Waste Age: What Can Design Do?" that highlights t...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: Plastic pollution and juvenile fish, Credit: Naja Bertolt Jensen @naja_bertolt_jensen on Unsplash
This week on World Ocean Radio we're weighing in on the debate of water as food. Many are certain that it is not because it does not have the same ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 05:17
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're weighing in on the debate of water as food. Many are certain that it is not because it does not have the same ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Lines of sargassum can stretch for miles along the surface of the Sargasso Sea. The clumps of floating algae are often concentrated by the strong winds and wave action associated with the Gulf Stream , Credit: Ocean Explorer | NOAA
This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing the Sargasso Sea: a verdant, vital ecosystem supporting a great diversity of life, providing shelte...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2022
  • Length: 05:25
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Our annual gift to World Ocean Radio listeners. In this episode, host Peter Neill reads "At the Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop, a poem from 1955 t...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2021
  • Length: 04:40
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This week on World Ocean Radio we introduce listeners to a word many may have never heard before: xenobiotic--defined as a chemical substance found...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 05:10
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This week on World Ocean Radio, we're discussing the final declaration of the climate pact post-COP26, in which the ocean was finally acknowledged ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 05:13
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This week on World Ocean Radio: new systems thinking offers alternatives to failing structures and behaviors. As food, energy and water are the thr...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2021
  • Length: 05:07
Caption: Chuuk Lagoon, Weno, Federated States of Micronesia February 27, 2019 , Credit: Marek Okon @marekokon
How do we govern and manage the ocean inside and outside of national jurisdiction in order to use it responsibly and assure its long-term potential...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2021
  • Length: 05:31
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing energy present and energy future, and the ways that alternative energy technologies are changing th...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 05:19
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This week on World Ocean Radio we're defining "backwash" as the movement of water for filtration, for desalination, and for clearing of debris and ...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2021
  • Length: 04:58
Caption: Vishal Banik on Unsplash @vishalbanik16
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we take listeners to the shore, to be reminded of the importance of silence, solitude and renewal in our lives...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 04:46
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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