The Ocean Today

World Ocean Radio Has Gone Global: a selection of broadcasts in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swahili, and Mandarin. Our goal: to introduce World Ocean Radio to new audiences in Europe, Africa, South America, Latin America, and Asia, offered at no cost to presenters and broadcast affiliates. A great opportunity for organizations, colleges, universities and community radio stations to advance their own mission through collaboration and sponsorship! Learn more today.

Education is the primary tool for building public awareness and the inter-generational transfer of knowledge. The OCEAN CLASSROOM is an essential online resource, a catalogue of curriculum, profiles of ocean exemplars, examples of ocean careers, and inspiring organizations and learning institutions. 

Image: Healthy Coral Reef, Florida Keys
Credit: NOAA

Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society

by Peter Neill, Director
The World Ocean Observatory

Forward by Dr. Paul Mayweski, Director,
Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

Cloth, soft cover, and ebook editions available through,, and

Our editorial team is hard at work on Volume II of the World Ocean Journal, an e-magazine on ocean culture and solutions to today’s ocean issues. Each volume includes essays, interviews, art, exhibits, and performances profiling the vital impacts of the ocean on our lives. Future editions focus on a particular theme. The 2015 Journal theme, which will launch in late June, is “Islands.”

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Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society

Now Available!
World Ocean Observatory Director Peter Neill's The Once and Future Ocean aspires to transform our relationship with the ocean and the inter-connected cycles of water, essential for all aspects of human survival in the 21st century. Ambitious in scope yet grounded in actionable ideas and soltuions for preserving the health of the world ocean.
Forward by Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine
Cloth, soft cover, and ebook editions will be available through,, and
Scheduling lectures and book signing dates now. Contact [email protected] FMI.
Author press kit is available upon request.



World Ocean Exhibits

World Ocean Observatory is pleased to offer a variety of original and third party ocean exhibits. Our goal is to connect our audience of more than one million visitors each year with maritime museums and aquariums around the globe. We wish to be a central location for a wide variety of ocean-related exhibits related to maritime heritage, culture, climate, art, science, and examples of the important role that the ocean plays in our lives.



World Ocean Radio Global

World Ocean Radio Has Gone Global

We are pleased to bring you a selection of our more than 300 broadcasts in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Swahili. Our goal: to introduce WOR to new audiences in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia. In 2015 we will add Chinese to our catalogue of languages, enabling us to connect with 75% of the world’s population. Read more.



W2O YouTube Channel


World Ocean Video is on YouTube

Visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to find a variety of relevant, cutting-edge, beautiful, informative, and thoughtful original and curated content. Our intent is to communicate the full spectrum of today's ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, recreation and culture. Subscribe today.