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The Outlaw Ocean
Weak rules, little oversight, and violence at sea: Ian Urbina of the New York Times offers a stunning exposé of crime on the high seas in this multi-part series.
Outlaw Ocean | Ian Urbina
The four-part “The Outlaw Ocean” provides a stunning and disturbing look at crime at sea. Part One, “Stowaways and Crimes Aboard A Scofflaw Ship” describes the case of two South African men who stowaway aboard the fishing ship Dona Liberta, a boat notorious for cheating its crew and disregarding the laws of the sea. Part Two, “Murder At Sea: Captured on Video But Killers Go Free” shows graphic video content of four unarmed men being gunned down in the water in the hopes that by circulating it broadly it may be determined who was involved so that the killers may be brought to justice. Part Three, “Sea Slaves: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish” exposes the rampant human rights abuses at sea as men are forced into servitude aboard fishing fleets which provide the bulk of the world’s pet and livestock feed. Part Four, "A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes," reports on a vigilante ship during the pursuit in the South Atlantic. This final installment also shows how difficult it is to enforce law on the high seas but how essential it is that we try.

Follow the #OutlawOcean conversation on Twitter to learn more. 

World Ocean Journal, Volume II
Blue Vision Summit
Volume Two of the World Ocean Journal is an e-magazine on ocean culture and solutions to today’s ocean issues. This volume includes essays on ocean solutions, a review of a new and provocative book, art and sculpture from Newfoundland, ocean innovations outlining ways to save the ocean and ourselves, and more. The purpose of the World Ocean Journal is to profile the various and vital impacts of the ocean on our lives. We hope you will enjoy Volume Two, and will consider sharing with your friends, family, and colleagues.
In This Issue of the World Ocean Journal:

Seasteading Floating City Project | World Ocean JournalThe Seasteading Floating City Project asks us to contemplate the possibility for man-made floating cities to save the ocean.

President Tommy Remengesau of Palau will share his keynote address from the 2014 United Nations Health Oceans Forum,  speaking about the Stand Alone Oceans Goal and the future of small island developing states.

Ghislaine Maxwell of the TerraMar Project writes about the UNESCO Garbage Patch State and the ocean's recycling problem.

And more! Download Volume Two today. And please let us know what you think.

Ships at Sea
World Ocean Observatory Ships at Sea
Presently, there are four major American vessels engaging in research using human-operated submersibles able to retrieve geological, biological, and archaeological cores, samples, and artifacts from the deep ocean floor.
World Ocean Observatory | Ships at Sea
These research submersibles are: Okeanos Explorer, operated by NOAA; Nautilus, operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust; Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; and Falkor, operated by the Schmidt Ocean Institute. The work occurring aboard these vessels demonstrates their technological, educational, and communications capacity. In addition, Greenpeace has a fleet of ships plying the world ocean to save the planet and protect the global commons. The Greenpeace vessels are the face of the organization’s campaign, sailing to the remotest parts of the world to take action against environmental degradation and crimes against the law of the sea.
World Ocean Observatory | Ships at Sea
Many of these ships' live feeds refresh every thirty seconds. Visit the Ships at Sea page and click on the ship’s image to go to that feed.

World Ocean Radio:
A Monthly Summary

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"Recently, an amendment was quietly inserted that forbade the nation from instituting a National Ocean Policy. That one, nearly invisible act has enormous implication for the United States to manage its own ocean resources responsibly and undermines our ability to relate or cooperate with other nations on solutions to the many challenges that face the ocean. Clearly, we cannot wait for government to solve the ocean problem. But we can do it ourselves – as individuals, family and community members, and contributors to the larger collective agency for public definition of solutions and support for change."
~ From World Ocean Radio: 350th Episode
World Ocean Radio: 350th Episode
350th Episode
This week marks the 350th episode of World Ocean Radio, a weekly program of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. Since 2014 World Ocean Radio has been translated into five languages, and in this anniversary episode we enlist our supporters to help spread the word and market the program to broader audiences around the globe. #WorldOceanRadio
World Ocean Radio: Watermark Part 5
Watermark (Part 5)
About this episode: The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure its use, how it is valued, and how (and to whom) it is allocated. In this fifth episode of a multi-part series on water, we suggest that in order to solve the fresh water problem we must first understand how much water is available and how it is being used—by understanding the “watermark” measures of use at every level of supply and demand; and we return to the Water Footprint Network in order to outline their new international classification system for freshwater-related ecosystem services. #WorldOceanRadio
World Ocean Radio: Watermark (Part 4)
Watermark (Part 4)
About this episode: In last week's edition of World Ocean Radio we urged listeners to measure their water footprint using the water calculator. In this week's episode we continue to discuss the work of the Water Footprint Network, this time by breaking down a case study which examines the true environmental impact and water consumption of manufacturing, following three Volkswagen models along their production cycle in order to glean a regionalized water inventory. #WorldOceanRadio

World Ocean Radio: Watermark (Part 3)
Watermark (Part 3)
About this episode: The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is valued, and how (and to whom) it is allocated. In this third episode of a multi-part series on water we introduce the Water Footprint Network, an online tool which was developed to help individuals, companies, municipalities, and governments with water assessments, to design stewardship plans, and to get a better understanding of the sustainability of our water footprint. #WorldOceanRadio
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