Arctic Circle and the World Ocean Forum
W2O Director Peter Neill is traveling to Rekyjavik, Iceland this week to attend the Arctic Circle Conference
. He is there to engage some of the foremost thinkers on Arctic issues so that we might spark further conversations with presenters across a full range of topics. These will then be presented to our viewers as the World Ocean Forum
within our catalog of communications. The World Ocean Forum
will develop into an interactive conversation between scientists, activists, explorers, and the general public as a way to share information and get an engaging dialogue started about some of the big issues facing us today. Stay tuned: we will report back on the progress of the World Ocean Forum
more in the coming months.
World Ocean Exhibits and W2O at the ICMM
In November, the W2O is presenting at the 17th International Conference of Maritime Museums (ICMM)
in Hong Kong. Our goal is to be a central location for a wide variety of ocean-related exhibits related to maritime heritage, culture, climate, art, science, and other examples of the important role that the ocean plays in our lives. By engaging the members of the ICMM, we hope to expand the maritime collection found at World Ocean Exhibits
. Subjects 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 Soon: The Once and Future Ocean
by Peter Neill
Forward by Dr. Paul Mayewski
Director, Climate Change Institute
Available January 2016
THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN
aspires to transform 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. Will be available as an e-book, in softcover, and in hardback January 2016.
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World Ocean Journal
Volume Two of the World Ocean Journal,
is still online for your review! 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 it with your friends, family, and colleagues.