Intangible Cultural Heritage

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has no central "ocean" theme, but many of its myriad studies, projects, and educational initiatives touch on maritime culture. In addition to the World Heritage Site, UNESCO has captured a second designation entitled "intangible cultural heritage." In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will outline the four ocean-related practices, paraphrased from the UNESCO description.


Peter Neill, 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 brief audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Contact us for more information.

Image: Shrimp fishing from horseback in Belgium
Credit: UNESCO