Citizens of the Ocean

How do we build a new global constituency for the ocean?

This world is connected, not divided, by the sea – through the circulation of protein, goods, people, and ideas. Storm impact and sea level rise can threaten any time, anywhere, making environmental refugees of us all. The ocean contains an enormous, unexplored inventory of medicinal cures, unlimited energy, and the desalinated drinking water that each of us needs in exactly the same amount each day to survive. 

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill talks about the W2O, the Subscription Service, and asks how we might connect and unite the citizens of the ocean worldwide, and to change how we understand and use the ocean’s bounty. Listeners are encouraged to voice opinion about what more we can do. Send an email to [email protected] with your ideas.


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.