World Ocean Observatory and the Arctic
World Ocean Observatory Director Peter Neill returned from the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland last week. He attended multiple presentations of the most recent national policy statements in preparation for the UNEP Sustainable Innovation Forum (COP21) in Paris in December, as well as reports on progress in environmental law, fisheries research, shipping technology, and approaches to economic development. He is now working on a series about the future of the Arctic that we will be sharing on World Ocean Radio
, the World Ocean Blog
, at Medium.com,
and via the HuffingtonPost Green blog
Portland, Maine will host the next official Arctic Council meeting in the autumn of 2016. We'll be talking a lot about the Arctic between now and next fall: follow along at #ArcticFuture
The Arctic Circle Assembly
World Ocean Exhibits
We've made some recent upgrades to our World Ocean Exhibits
page. Subjects for current exhibits include exploration, maritime culture, art, literature, shipping and ship building, transportation, trade, and more. We are seeking focused, evocative, timely subject matter that is well-suited for schools, libraries, museums, aquaria, and other educational organizations. If you know of a fantastic online exhibit that we should be linking to, please contact us
Coming in January: The Once and Future Ocean
by Peter Neill
Forward by Dr. Paul Mayewski
Director, Climate Change Institute
Available January 2016
In THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN
Peter Neill asks us to examine our relationship with the ocean and the inter-connected cycles of water, essential for our survival. Ambitious in scope yet grounded in actionable ideas and solutions for preserving the health of the world ocean, The Once and Future Ocean
offers a bold vision for a practical and possible future, based on a revolutionary paradigm shift that can be implemented through the political will of individuals who understand the necessity for change. It argues for invention and new solutions, for new answers to fundamental questions, and for a new relationship built around the ocean as a source for new models of living that are within our grasp if only we have the courage to take hold. Available as an e-book, in softcover, and in hardback January 2016.
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