The sea has been a source of storytelling and real-time adventure tales since the beginning of narrative and most every culture has its archetypal story. The great futuristic tale is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, a tale of the submarine vessel Nautilus and her captain, Nemo, a self-exiled scientist in pursuit of knowledge. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss modern day underwater devices for global ocean research, fascinating tools for underwater exploration in unexpected places.
Peter Neill, Director of World Ocean Observatory 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.
Photo: Nemo, Nautilus and Squid. Illustration by John Joyce © 2006
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)