Dr. Sylvia Earle is one of the world's leading figures in the pursuit for a sustainable ocean. Her career has exemplified her commit to ocean research, active communication, and public advocacy.
Through her speaking engagements, steadfast efforts, research, and writings, Dr. Earl works to create vast marine protected areas worldwide and to expand marine research programs. In this episode of WOR, Peter Neill discusses her work for conservation, public awareness, and a special "HOPE spot" in Antarctica.
Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
Global Ocean Commission
Global Ocean Commission:
A Rescue Package for the Ocean
CLICK HERE to read more about the GOC and the final ocean report entitled, "From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean"
Ocean Health Index
A feature which highlights, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index, measuring and scoring ocean health from 0-100.
Did You Know?
The goal of coastal projection measures the condition and extent of habitats that protect the coasts against storm waves and flooding. Storm protection by coastal habitats is worth billions of dollars each year. (source: OHI)