For the UN Rio+20 Conference in June, ocean leaders published a declaration intended to inform delegates and to advocate for ocean issues to be included in the conference outcome and the global development agenda for the next two decades. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will outline the seven action items of the declaration in order to share the scope and limits of the concerns being addressed by experts and agencies working on these issues every day.
Correction from this broadcast: The Global Ocean Forum is based out of the University of Delaware, not the University of Rhode Island.
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)