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World Ocean Forum | Solutions Within Reach

WORLD OCEAN FORUM
SOLUTIONS WITHIN REACH

Today we are announcing the concept of Solutions Within Reach as the new focus for the World Ocean Forum. Curated by Dr. Tundi Agardy, we would like to engage with you — our network of thinkers, scientists, decision-makers, activists and global citizens — to enable a conversation about new ideas as an alternative to those that are proving ineffectual and unsustainable in the face of this pandemic. We invite you to join us by contributing your thoughts on the following:

Who, what and how do we want to be on the other side of this crisis?

To contribute your thoughts on Solutions Within Reach, please visit World Ocean Forum to respond directly on the platform, or contact us at director@thew2o.net.

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50th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY
JOIN IN LIVE

First and foremost: HAPPY EARTH DAY!  Today would normally be marked by gathering together side-by-side with our fellow citizens in cities around the world to celebrate, to demand climate action, to participate in a beach or park clean up, or any number of other activities involving other human beings and the great outdoors. This year is anything but normal. Instead of gathering in person, activists will be invited to come together for a three-day EARTH DAY LIVE event. Here is an overview:
EARTH DAY
The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is about demonstrating collective power in the face of today's multiple crises. On this day there will be performances, conversations, trainings, etc. Learn more.
April 23: DIVEST
Led by the Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, April 23rd focuses on the role of money in driving the climate crisis. Learn more.
April 24: VOTE
Led by the U.S. Youth Strike Coalition, April 24th will focus on voter registration and feature a digital voter registration challenge to see which region of the country can register the most voters. Learn more.


TOGETHER WE RISE

Visualization Theater

VISUALIZATION THEATER

With all of the data being generated today, the use of visually engaging, 3-dimensionally rendered and animated presentations provide an alternative to the more traditional graphing of information used in the past. We are pleased to announce some exciting updates to our Visualization Theater with links and information on the world's oceans, waterways, water supplies, climate and weather. The use of the data visualizations found here, both online and in the classroom, has the potential to transform the ways we engage with and learn about scientific facts related to the world ocean. We hope you'll use and share.

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THE WEEKLY PODCAST DEDICATED
TO A WIDE RANGE OF OCEAN ISSUES


A SPECIAL EDITION: ALL IN THE SAME BOAT
A reminder that we're all in this together as a unified world
community, more connected than ever by the sea
March 30
A VIRAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE
Confronting the crisis caused by the coronavirus
March 24
THE OCEAN SHAPES THE FEATURES OF EARTH
An overview of the various ways the ocean shapes the terrestrial
landscape, the environment, the watersheds, plant life and human existence
March 16
ONE BIG OCEAN
An overview of the various ways the ocean
oceanic system connects us all
March 9
AN INTRODUCTION TO OCEAN LITERACY
Kick-off to a multi-part series representing responses to the
ocean and the environmental challenges we face
March 2

WORLD OCEAN RADIO is a weekly audio feature for web listeners, podcasts and worldwide distribution through community radio stations and partners, providing weekly 5-minute commentary on important ocean issues from longtime host Peter Neill. Thanks to private and foundation funds, we are able to offer World Ocean Radio for syndicated use at no cost. Available for RSS feed and for broadcast by college and community radio stations worldwide. Find us on iTunes or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Do you know of a radio stations in your area that could be airing World Ocean Radio in 2020? Let us know.

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We owe a big debt of gratitude to our Facebook community for the birthday fundraisers held in our honor this year. Birthday fundraisers are a fantastic way to raise operating funds for the W2O, and to show your social network the many ways that you care about the ocean. We hope you'll think of us on your birthday this year!
START A FACEBOOK BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER TODAY
2020 PRIVACY POLICY
Thank you for your continued support of the World Ocean Observatory.
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