Ocean Visualization: Changing the Way We See the World

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    This summer we are revisiting some of our favorite World Ocean Radio episodes that highlight optimism for the ocean. This week we're discussing visualization as a powerful tool for understanding beyond data, opening our minds and enabling transformative change through a new way of seeing. The Spilhaus World Ocean Map, a projection of earth centered on Antarctica, makes the ocean the focus of an astonishing worldview, pushing the land to the outer edges of the square and re-organizing our global geography around the true natural systems of the world ocean.

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About World Ocean Radio
World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. Peter Neill, Director of the 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.

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Spilhaus World Ocean Map
The Spilhaus Projection World Ocean Map, based on the Spilhaus projection, was developed in 1942 by Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus. Centered on Antarctica, the world oceans come together to form a singular, connected, contiguous body of water.
Photo credit: StoryMaps ArcGIS