On June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. A recent survey conducted by The Ocean Project indicates that public awareness of ocean issues in the United States has not advanced at all over a ten-year period, despite consistent efforts by conservation, ocean, and other environmental organizations to inform and educate. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will ask, "What is Ocean Day meant to do?" and, "What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change?"
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 weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
Did You Know?
This goal measures the carbon stored in natural coastal ecosystem—seagrasses, tidal marshes and mangroves—that sequester and store large amounts of carbon in both the plants and in the sediment below them. When preserved, carbon is stored in these ecosystems. When destroyed, carbon is emitted back into the atmosphere, becoming new sources of greenhouse gas emissions. (source: OHI)