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

03/09/2022 | 5 MINS

How to Understand the Ocean

This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing the importance of ocean literacy and ocean education to transform our understanding of the ocean's contributions to human health and survival. We... more

03/01/2022 | 5 MINS

The Irony of Deep Ocean Water

This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing an emerging new phenomenon called the Global Deep Ocean Water Market and the food industry companies that are extracting salt water... more

02/22/2022 | 5 MINS

The World Bankers

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have long been the cogs turning the wheel of global economics, driving infrastructure growth and economic development while often supporting the exploitation... more

02/16/2022 | 5 MINS

Morality and the Ocean

This week on World Ocean Radio: reflections on the morality of nature and the ocean. How do we change the consequences of our actions, and take responsibility for what we... more

02/13/2022 | 5 MINS

Water Ethics Network

This week on World Ocean Radio we're introducing listeners to the Water Ethics Charter-- recommendations from a global Water Ethics Steering Committee with draft principles for water sustainability based on... more

02/02/2022 | 5 MINS

How to Fund Ocean Conservation

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 Science & Technology at the... more

01/25/2022 | 5 MINS

The Age of Waste

This week we're discussing the consequence of consumption. We point to a recent exhibit entitled "Waste Age: What Can Design Do?" that highlights the fusion of nature and culture and... more

01/18/2022 | 5 MINS

Legacy Plastic

This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing recent reporting on the impact of deteriorated plastic waste and the ways that it has invaded our waterways, our oceans and our... more

01/05/2022 | 5 MINS

Sargasso Sea

This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the Sargasso Sea--a verdant, vital ecosystem that supports a great diversity of life, provides shelter for marine mammals, and serves as a... more

12/27/2021 | 4 MINS

At the Fishhouses

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

12/21/2021 | 5 MINS

Xenobiotic

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 within an organism that is not... more

12/14/2021 | 5 MINS

The Ocean Solution

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 as the intangible link between climate and... more

12/08/2021 | 5 MINS

New Systems Thinking

This week on World Ocean Radio: new systems thinking offers alternatives to failing structures and behaviors. As food, energy and water are the three aspects most relevant to future survival,... more

12/01/2021 | 5 MINS

Achieving the Ocean Commons

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? How do we collectively affirm... more

11/24/2021 | 5 MINS

Ocean Power

This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing energy present and energy future, and the ways that alternative energy technologies are changing the landscape as our energy needs grow. We... more

11/16/2021 | 4 MINS

Backwash

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 toxins, and we're discussing methods that... more

11/08/2021 | 4 MINS

Ocean Music

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, and of the... more

In this brief series we have explored technologies, initiatives and other advancements for aquaculture with the power to improve efficiency and safety as a positive contribution to our future food... more

In this brief series we're exploring disruptive technologies for aquaculture, specific initiatives and other advancements to improve efficiency and safety as a positive contribution to out future food supply and... more

In this brief series we're exploring disruptive technologies for aquaculture, specific initiatives and other advancements to improve efficiency and safety as a positive contribution to out future food supply and... more

Without mitigation of consumption and illegal fishing, we face a global crisis of protein supply to feed a growing world population. Over the next few editions of World Ocean Radio... more

10/04/2021 | 5 MINS

Saltwater Irrigation

Sea level rise and coastal inundation are changing the agricultural landscape around the world. Fortunately, saltwater irrigation has been studied for decades, and experiments have succeeded while research and experiments... more

09/28/2021 | 5 MINS

Irrigation Efficiency Paradox

According to the US Geological Survey, 70% of the available freshwater worldwide is used for irrigation. Industrial agriculture and modern irrigation practices have today brought us to a global water... more

09/21/2021 | 5 MINS

Thinking Like a Sponge

Intense weather events are calling attention to not just local but worldwide water crises caused by climate. Coastal inundation, community disruption, dislocation and recovery are problems that we seem increasingly... more

09/13/2021 | 5 MINS

The Spilhaus World Ocean Map

Visualization is a powerful tool for understanding beyond data, opening our minds and enabling transformative change through a new way of seeing. This week we're discussing the Spilhaus World Ocean... more

09/07/2021 | 4 MINS

Hydrospace

This week on World Ocean Radio we are discussing hydrology, the "hydrospatial" perspective, and the importance of multi-dimensional analyses and visualizations for planning and decision-making that break down the artificial... more

08/31/2021 | 5 MINS

The Night Sky

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 forever in the name... more

08/24/2021 | 4 MINS

Shades of Blue

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, stability, wisdom, faith,... more

08/17/2021 | 4 MINS

The Four Treaties

Four Essential Steps toward a Responsible U.S. Ocean Policy International agreements are essential if we are to sustain natural resources as natural capital for our future. In this episode of World... more

08/03/2021 | 5 MINS

Fossil Fuel Reparations

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 reparations for the exploitation of... more

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