Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
World Ocean Observatory

A Summary of World Ocean Radio

September 1-15: World Ocean Radio provides listeners with a window on the future of the world ocean, and ways in which ocean advocacy can affect positive and lasting change on a global scale. It is the mission of the World Ocean Observatory to serve as a central place of exchange for ocean information, education and public discourse; to serve as an independent forum for ocean affairs; and to advocate for the ocean through an open, worldwide network of communication. We hope you will enjoy listening to World Ocean Radio.

189: China and the Sea
About this episode: China’s mercantile reach is everywhere. It is a major factor in global trade with the United States and Europe, international monetary activity and debt financing, and the geo-political, social and economic impacts to much of the globe, as well as an increasing concern with their maritime ambitions. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we'll discuss China's relationship with the sea, and will explain the exchange of goods (transported primarily by ship) and how continuing polar melt and other changing climate conditions are contributors to increased access to a time- and cost-saving transportation route.

188: Whatever Floats
About this episode: Whatever floats. Such thoughts came to World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently while on vacation, suspended in the supportive waters of the ocean. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, he'll discuss all manner of things that float, from the natural to the man-made, from the obvious modes of transport, trade and recreation to objects that function quite unnaturally on water.

Best wishes,
The W2O Team

About World Ocean Radio: Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the W2O, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. You may also subscribe to the weekly podcast on ITunes or find us on,, and

Special News

W2O/Compass Light Film at Blue Ocean Film Festival "Exploring Bloody Bay Wall", a film created by Compass Light Productions and produced by World Ocean Observatory, has been selected as a Non-Broadcast finalist for the Blue Ocean Film Festival which runs through September 30th. We are pleased and honored to receive this recognition, and wish to congratulate Compass Light Productions for their fine filmmaking and dedication to ocean advocacy.

Google Ocean  World Ocean Observatory is on track to become one of the largest content providers for the Google Ocean layer of Google Earth. Please follow the link to visit the Sylvia Earle Alliance website and type in "World Ocean Observatory" into the search field for a sampling of our more than 35 stories posted to date.

Copyright © 2012 World Ocean Observatory, All rights reserved.