World Ocean Radio

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World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean topics. Available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

World Ocean Observatory

30 Episodes

Episodes

This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with observations about the climate future and our relationship to facts and truth, the spread of misinformation, the belief in and skepticism... more

This week we continue the multi-part RESCUE series with a call for better communications of ocean science: translation, packaging, distribution and presentation to the millions around the world who live... more

This week on World Ocean Radio, part two of a multi-part series entitled RESCUE, outlining a new plan for the ocean and a new perspective to enable a new set... more

01/12/2023 | 5 MINS

RESCUE, part 1

This week on World Ocean Radio, part one of a multi-part series entitled RESCUE, outlining a new plan for the ocean and a new perspective to enable a new set... more

01/05/2023 | 5 MINS

Year Out, Year In

This week on World Ocean Radio we lay the groundwork for a new and upcoming multi-part series--RESCUE--outlining a new plan for the ocean and a new perspective to enable a... more

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 that distills Bishop's seaside meditations... more

12/21/2022 | 4 MINS

Christmas at Sea

This week on World Ocean Radio we have a special seasonal reading of "Christmas at Sea", an evocative poem by Robert Louis Stevenson written in 1883. Stevenson, the son of... more

12/14/2022 | 5 MINS

The Ocean and Religious Doctrine

This week we're examining religious beliefs around the world and religious commitment to the ocean and to the protection of natural resources, and reading from various doctrinal statements by leaders... more

12/08/2022 | 5 MINS

What COP 27 Might Have Been

In this episode we provide three examples of initiatives, proposals and financial solutions that could change the shape of our climate future, including the Bridgetown Initiative by Mia Amor Mottley,... more

11/30/2022 | 5 MINS

COP 27 Implementation Plan

The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) closed recently in Egypt. Reactions to outcomes of the climate change conference have been mixed, and the Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan, which... more

11/23/2022 | 5 MINS

COP27

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. What should we expect for outcomes... more

11/17/2022 | 5 MINS

Desert Reflections

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 which are... more

11/09/2022 | 5 MINS

A Minister for the Ocean

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 at the highest... more

11/04/2022 | 4 MINS

Hurricane Ian

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, more destructive, and more impactful on... more

10/26/2022 | 5 MINS

A Natural Capital Revolution

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 Earth Day in April 2022, and... more

10/19/2022 | 5 MINS

Implications of Arctic Ice Melt

This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill shares observations from a recent trip to Greenland in collaboration with the Arctic Futures Institute. While visiting the four major coastal... more

10/12/2022 | 4 MINS

The Nord Stream Line

This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the disruption and potential sabotage of the Nord Stream Line, the underwater natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic... more

10/07/2022 | 5 MINS

Reinventing Canals

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 together and sustain us into the... more

09/29/2022 | 5 MINS

Sovereignty and the Ocean

This week on World Ocean Radio we're offering two extremely important ocean examples where the opposition of sovereignty and commonality collide. This first is the UN Treaty for the Law... more

09/21/2022 | 5 MINS

New Ocean Challenges

This week on World Ocean Radio: a summary of fifteen new ocean challenges as identified by the conclusions of thirty conservation experts around the world, published in a July 2022... more

09/15/2022 | 5 MINS

A Plan for Plastic, part two

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 future. In this episode we discuss... more

09/08/2022 | 5 MINS

A Plan for Plastic, part one

A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts, in association with SYSTEMIQ, finds that without immediate and sustained action, the annual flow of plastic into the world ocean could nearly... more

08/31/2022 | 5 MINS

Healing Wounds with Fish

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 innovative company in Iceland that... more

08/23/2022 | 5 MINS

Synergy in Ocean Innovation

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 examples of innovative practices and... more

08/17/2022 | 5 MINS

Catalogue of Life and the Ocean

This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. In this episode we highlight The Catalogue of Life, an online... more

08/10/2022 | 5 MINS

Valuing Cultural Resources

This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. This week we outline the myriad ways that UNESCO World Heritage... more

This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. This week we're discussing visualization as a powerful tool for understanding... more

07/27/2022 | 5 MINS

Earth Overshoot Day 2022

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity consumes from Nature more than the planet can provide, either as natural or renewable resources in a year. In 2022, Earth Overshoot... more

07/13/2022 | 5 MINS

Seagrass in Tampa Bay

This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism in ocean news, science and advocacy. In this episode we're highlighting Tampa Bay, Florida,... more

07/06/2022 | 4 MINS

Protecting Our Ocean

This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes highlighting optimism in ocean news, science and advocacy. In this episode we discuss marine protected areas and... more

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