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World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at www.thew2o.net. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. Available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Visit www.WorldOceanObservatory.org for more information.

World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at www.thew2o.net. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. Available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Visit www.WorldOceanObservatory.org for more information.
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World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory, online at www.thew2o.net. World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues. Available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Visit www.WorldOceanObservatory.org for more information.

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English


Episodes

Ocean Literacy, An Introduction

8/14/2018
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This week's episode of World Ocean Radio kicks off a multi-part series on the Ocean Literacy Principles. The next eight episodes will provide an anthology of reflections, examples and illustrations that represent responses to the ocean and environmental challenges we face. We will focus not only on ocean science and the ways that the Ocean Literacy curriculum fits into the current educational system in the United States, but also on the ways that ocean relates to climate, fresh water, food,...

Duration:00:04:27

Climate Insurance in a Changing World

8/7/2018
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As climate change is continually felt everywhere on the planet, how might we protect against the impacts of extreme weather, sea level rise, and more? In this episode of World Ocean Radio we outline the role of insurance companies and the ways in which insurance must adapt as a risk management tool for the world's most vulnerable. Learn more about World Ocean Radio at worldoceanobservatory.org/world-ocean-radio

Duration:00:05:01

Deep Sea Mining Update (part two)

8/1/2018
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There has long been public opposition to deep sea mining, a technology that extracts resources from the ocean floor. In this episode, part two of a 2-part series on deep sea mining, we pick up where we left off by taking on the question of "what's next?" in the wake of the failures of the Nautilus deep sea mining venture in Papua New Guinea. We discuss the challenges for future exploration and extraction of rare earth minerals used in alternative energy production and question how we can...

Duration:00:05:16

Deep Sea Mining Update, part one

7/23/2018
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There has long been public opposition to deep sea mining, a technology that extracts resources from the ocean floor. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill discusses the Solwara 1 deep sea mining experiment in Papua New Guinea and poses questions about the meaning of the project and its impacts on the environment and both local and national economies. And he highlights some of the various groups mounting opposition and legal action against the principle Nautilus Minerals and...

Duration:00:05:12

Arctic Fisheries Management

7/17/2018
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As fisheries worldwide are being depleted by over-fishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU), interest in an ever-expanding Arctic is growing exponentially. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines a 2015 meeting of five Arctic nations during which catch limits were imposed; and a follow-up meeting in 2017 in which delegates from five additional countries took the agreement a step forward toward legally binding, an effort that would prevent...

Duration:00:05:09

Atlas of Ocean Wealth

7/9/2018
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In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss publications, reports, and projects that are integral to the evolution of ocean policy and science, including the Atlas of Ocean Wealth, published in 2016 by the Nature Conservancy.

Duration:00:05:38

Carbon Offsets for a Sustainable Future

7/5/2018
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Carbon offsets offer ways for retailers and consumers to help meet the challenge of climate impacts and environmental consequences, and can be an effective means of contributing to conservation. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill introduces a new W2O carbon offset initiative in partnership with South Pole and UCapture that supports progressive action toward a carbon-diminished future.

Duration:00:05:11

Arctic Futures

6/25/2018
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In mid-June the World Ocean Observatory co-hosted the Arctic Summer Institute in Portland, Maine in partnership with the University of Maine School of Law and the Climate Change Institute. The purpose of the week-long conference was to advance the conversation of Arctic issues and events related to climate change. In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines the long-standing agenda of traditional Arctic meetings and the ways that new investigations,...

Duration:00:05:17

Fantastic Voyages: Past and Future, Real and Imagined

6/22/2018
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The sea has long been a source of storytelling and of real-time adventure tales. The great futuristic tale of our time is "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne. It is a story of the submarine vessel Nautilus and her captain, Nemo. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill discusses this and other tales, as well as the evolution of submarine technology and the advent of modern day underwater tools and devices for global ocean research in unexpected places.

Duration:00:05:20

Fracking on Trial

6/14/2018
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We live in a time when environmental regulations are being rolled back in the United States and beyond. As such, many environmental groups are turning to the law to enforce and uphold protections against industrial pollutants and fossil fuel activities such as hydrofracking that are harmful to the environment. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we share certain cases and suits brought against polluters by groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity, Our Children's Trust, and most...

Duration:00:05:42

World Oceans Day

6/5/2018
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On June 8th we celebrate World Oceans Day, an annual day set aside to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we ask what Oceans Day is meant to do and question what it will take for the will of the people to translate into a voice for change toward a healthy ocean and a sustainable future. Online at worldoceanobservatory.org/world-ocean-radio

Duration:00:04:52

Farmers and Fishers

5/29/2018
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Humankind has for centuries been connected to the cycles of the year for sustenance from land and sea. We have built our communities and our spiritual and social celebrations around the observations of the seasons and the changing light. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill discusses this rich history and today's troubling impacts of scale, global food production, climate change, and the resultant consequences of our consumption. And he praises the recent trends pointing...

Duration:00:05:41

March for the Ocean!

5/22/2018
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On June 9th, 2018, a March For The Ocean (M4O) will take place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the world. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we encourage listeners to gather in the nation's capital, to find a march in a city nearby, to organize, and to volunteer. We argue that we must declare, loudly and publicly, that the ocean will prevail and will continue to support us for generations to come if only we have the courage and the will to sustain it.

Duration:00:03:53

Earth Day

5/8/2018
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On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, a day set aside to celebrate the environmental movement of the 70s to demand action for the health of our planet. World Ocean Radio decided to wait to speak out about Earth Day this year, in the hope that we might remind listeners that we must celebrate, speak out and stand up for the environment every day.

Duration:00:04:49

How About Some Good Ocean News?

5/1/2018
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Ocean news is often bad news these days. We are bombarded with stories of pollution, overfishing, of sea level rise and the dire consequences of extreme weather and CO2 emissions. This week on World Ocean Radio, however, we're focusing on some good ocean news. In this episode we share some optimistic and encouraging headlines from the March/April issue of ECO magazine: a collection of stories highlighting progressive ocean solutions in the US and around the world. The weekly blog post of...

Duration:00:04:03

Nature and the Rule of Law, part 2

4/17/2018
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, part 2 of a two-part series on environmental law, host Peter Neill provides a series of examples of systems we have in place to protect nature and its resources. These protections extend from international treaties to intergovernmental agencies and NGOs working to enact and secure maritime policies, governance and legal rights; and from law centers to the United Nations working to set standards for marine protections and indigenous peoples rights, and...

Duration:00:05:14

Nature and the Rule of Law, Part One

4/9/2018
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines laws that are intended to protect Nature and its resources--water, fresh air, food, and all living organisms--from corrupt values, indifference, and the consequences of exploitation. And he reaffirms the importance of the Public Trust Doctrine which demands that all resources must be sustained for the benefit of ensuing generations. "Nature and the Rule of Law" is part one of a two-part series dedicated to environmental law.

Duration:00:05:17

An Epic Flow of Plastic: What Are We Going To Do About It?

4/3/2018
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A recent video showing a torrent of plastic rushing down a river in Guatemala prompted World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill to respond this week with a clarion call asking us to confront plastic pollution. In this episode he asks why, given our capacity for ingenuity, we currently lack the technology, motivation and incentive to clean up the plastic pollution problem plaguing the world ocean.

Duration:00:05:23

Aquaculture Revisited

3/26/2018
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Aquaculture has long been a controversial industry fraught with conflict: waste and feed pollution, use of antibiotics, escape of genetically modified species, and more. But as seafood demand continues to grow unabated and overfishing practices continue, the farm-grown fish industry will continue to function as a response to that demand. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines a number of steps and improved technologies that have been employed to change the...

Duration:00:05:08

Notes from the Economist Ocean Summit (and from the Center of the Earth)

3/20/2018
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently returned from the Economist World Ocean Summit in Cancún, Mexico where he gathered with 400 ocean leaders and decision makers to discuss ocean policy, strategies, research, exploration and innovation. In this 461st episode of World Ocean Radio he shares what was discussed at the summit but also what was left out: namely the global fresh water cycle and the ocean as a financial, political, social, and cultural system. And he shares a surprising...

Duration:00:05:52