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
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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)