Rising Tide Lifts All Boats | Spring Appeal 2021
In the past year we have developed new partnerships and collaborations with a number of organizations engaged in ocean health and discovery. With the Schmidt Ocean Institute we are developing a deep sea exhibit to showcase the discoveries of their 2020 Australia campaign; in collaboration with the Ocean Health Index we are asking readers to think about how healthy the world ocean truly is, highlighting the goals and sub-goals of the Index and how countries are measuring up based on the 2020 Index numbers; with the Arctic Futures Institute and Kujataa World Heritage we are in the final stages of the development of a smart phone app for the interpretation of the astonishing historical landscape and artifacts located in KujataaGreenland's most recent UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are also working in partnership with the Arctic Futures Institute to convene a forum in late 2021 for all organizations with an interest in connecting and collaborating with comparable entities in the Arctic region. Our partnership continues with the New England Ocean Cluster in Portland, Maine to expand community engagement, education, innovation, and amplified public understanding of the interaction between the ocean environment and social development in a program called Transforming the Blue Economy. By celebrating the successes of other organizations and engaging in relevant and meaningful collaborations, we are continuing to expand and imagine new solutions and advance public understanding of the ocean. A rising tide truly lifts all boats.

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SOLUTIONS (part two)
Ocean Health Index
In our last volume of World Ocean Journal we introduced the concept of solutions: real ideas and inventions that are being developed and applied around the world by entrepreneurs and innovators, to direct action through enterprise and commitment to transformational change. We had so many ideas, in fact, that we are devoting a second issue to the same. In this forthcoming volume, slated to launch in early July, we will introduce readers to more ocean solutions: Ocean Cluster projects that are building bridges around the world; various tools and modern day visualizations on the world ocean that offer innovative and fascinating ways to look at, actively engage in, and interpret data and ocean events; financial instruments for a new, blue economy; and solutions dedicated to energy, health, art, culture, and so much more. Stay tuned.

Ocean Health Index
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright to the W2O board of trustees. Dr. Watson-Wright retired in December 2019 as the inaugural CEO of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), an interdisciplinary transnational research institute based in Atlantic Canada. From 2010 to 2015, she served as the Executive Secretary and Assistant Director General of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) in Paris. For most of her career, she held various senior positions within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, including eight years as its Assistant Deputy Minister of Science. She is a member of and gender focal point for the UN Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine environmental Protection (GESAMP) and serves on several boards and panels. A Killam scholar, she holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
World Ocean Radio continues a long-running series dedicated to ocean solutions. BLUEprint: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization has run 37 episodes to date and outlines a new and sustainable path forward, with the ocean leading the way. World Ocean Radio is our weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects, brought to you by long-time host Peter Neill. Available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
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Aqua Terra Reflections on the World Ocean by Peter Neill
By Peter Neill, World Ocean Observatory
Trade Paper: $15.95: ePub: $9.95
180 Pages © 2021 First Edition
Publication Date: April 23, 2021
ISBN  978-0-918172-84-6 (paper)
ISBN  978-0-918172-85-3  (epub)
Leete’s Island Books
Big governments, big economies, and big polluters are coming to the realization that the Blue-Green recovery is the smart choice. With the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration getting underway next year, we should prepare ourselves for good works ahead. Personal voices can move us to partake in those good works. Through his personal reflections and ‘oceanic feelings’, Peter Neill gives us inspiration through this collection of ocean essays.
PETER THOMSON, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean

The planet on which we live, if honestly named, would be Ocean, not Earth. And, as our world warms, there is going to be more sea all the time. These fascinating reflections on that reality could steer us to live more easily on our fraught and tense globe.

With an obvious passion for all things ocean, Peter Neill takes us on an informative, entertaining and inspirational journey through time and space, history and Nature. Aqua/Terra is without question one of the most thought-provoking and motivating books about the ocean I have read.
WENDY M. WATSON-WRIGHT, Ph.D., IOC-UNESCO; Ocean Frontier Institute

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