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If Oceans Could Speak

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We share diverse perspectives on the oceans around us, raise awareness of ocean change, and foster a collective connection to the blue planet. This podcast has been a personal project for a small team of researchers, united through the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy and through their passion for ocean advocacy. We hope you enjoy listening! www.eu-oceanliteracy.eu

We share diverse perspectives on the oceans around us, raise awareness of ocean change, and foster a collective connection to the blue planet. This podcast has been a personal project for a small team of researchers, united through the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy and through their passion for ocean advocacy. We hope you enjoy listening! www.eu-oceanliteracy.eu

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United Kingdom

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We share diverse perspectives on the oceans around us, raise awareness of ocean change, and foster a collective connection to the blue planet. This podcast has been a personal project for a small team of researchers, united through the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy and through their passion for ocean advocacy. We hope you enjoy listening! www.eu-oceanliteracy.eu

Language:

English


Episodes

Dr Victoria Qutuuq Buschman: Arctic indigenous knowledge for Arctic conservation

12/15/2021
We have reached the final episode in our Arctic-focused series of If Oceans Could Speak. And what a finale it is! Today’s conversation is with Iñupiaq Inuit and conservation biologist Dr Victoria Qutuuq Buschman. Victoria joined us from her office in Nuuk, Greenland, just a few days before her journey to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Victoria describes, so wonderfully, the relationship between her Inuit community and the Arctic Ocean, its sea ice and its whales, and explains how...

Duration:00:40:28

Kimberly Aiken: Be the change

11/24/2021
Today’s conversation is with Kimberly Aiken, Research and Policy Associate for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC). Kimberly previously worked on Arctic issues as a Policy Intern with the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany and on the Polar and Climate Programme at GRID-Arendal in Norway. We are delighted to hear her perspective on both poles! In her refreshing and poetic way, Kimberly retells the journey to her polar career so far, the idols that inspired her, and the actions...

Duration:00:31:20

Profs Mia Bennett and Rachael Lorna Johnstone: The future of the Arctic’s resources - from local development to global impact

11/17/2021
In this episode we are delighted to talk with Professors Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Mia Bennett. Mia is an Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Rachael is a Professor of Law at the University in Akureyri in the North of Iceland and at Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland, in Nuuk. What exactly does the Arctic Ocean provide people and nations? How do people access these resources? and how are they shared amongst us? These are key questions for the sustainability of...

Duration:00:38:17

Drs Tymon Zielinski and Volker Rachold: Inspire through education

11/3/2021
Today our guests are Dr Tymon Zielinski and Dr Volker Rachold. Volker is Head of the German Arctic Office based at AWI, working at the science-policy interface. Tymon is a leader of the Climate and Ocean Research and Education Unit at IOPAN, Poland. This episode is particularly special to us as our guests are not only esteemed Arctic researchers, they also represent the EU4Ocean - the very initiative that brought us together and brought this podcast to life! Together, Tymon and Volker look...

Duration:00:32:05

Lera Auerbach: When words aren’t enough, there is music

10/27/2021
We are thrilled to reveal that Lera Auerbach - celebrated conductor, pianist, composer, poet, and visual artist – is our guest on today’s episode. Lera joins us to explore her perspective of the Arctic Ocean through the power of art, music, and storytelling. She is well placed to do so: her award-winning Symphony No.4 “ARCTICA”, is a boldly imaginative piece, commissioned by the NSO, The Oslo Philharmonic, and the National Geographic Society, and in collaboration with renowned Nat Geo...

Duration:00:27:49

Drs Hannah Cubaynes and Kim Goetz: The more you look, the more you see

10/20/2021
Today we take a journey up into the Arctic sky! At least, that’s the viewpoint of our guests, who we think have one of the coolest jobs around… In this episode we are joined by Dr Hannah Cubaynes from the British Antarctic Survey and WWF and Dr Kim Goetz from NOAA in the United States. Hannah and Kim are marine mammal biologists who use images from planes, drones, and satellites to spy on the whales and walrus below. We discuss how exactly you spot a whale from space and the multitude of...

Duration:00:36:48

Dr Gosia Smieszek: Every person matters and every action counts

10/13/2021
We are delighted to be joined by acclaimed political scientist Dr Gosia Smieszek in today’s episode. Gosia works at Norway’s Arctic University in Tromso, researching issues of Arctic Ocean governance. She is also passionate about gender equality and representation, and has co-founded the successful association “Women of the Arctic”. We talk openly about the complexity of governing the Arctic Ocean, and the added challenges (and opportunities) that climate change brings. We also explore the...

Duration:00:36:51

Thomas Wunderlich and Felix Lauber: Anchored to the Evidence

10/6/2021
In this first episode we have a wonderful conversation with Thomas Wunderlich and Felix Lauber - Captain and First Officer of Germany’s Polar Research Vessel, “Polarstern”. Thomas and Felix take us inside the Polarstern, revealing her history, operations, and what makes her such a dependable ship for undertaking vital scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic. Captain Thomas shares his personal account of the Polarstern’s most ambitious voyage yet - the largest polar expedition in...

Duration:00:33:55

If Oceans Could Speak - Trailer

9/24/2021
Polar biologist Dr. Jen Freer introduces this new podcast - If Oceans Could Speak. In this podcast we listen to the ocean through the stories of our guests who have shared their life with the sea around them. In this premiere series we focus on the Arctic Ocean. Each week our conversations explore a different perspective of the Arctic Ocean, from the adventures of Thomas Wunderlich, Captain of the icebreaker ‘Polarstern’, to the musical journey of award-winning composer Lera Aurbach, which...

Duration:00:01:45