World Ocean Radio - Science and Research

Science & Research
March 11, 2016

In this third of four episodes dedicated to outlining the complexities contained in the United Nations World Ocean Assessment, host Peter Neill explores the concept of “ecosystem services” as a way to account for absent values when attempting to reconcile the balance sheet of human interaction with Nature. And he explains that activities such as offshore fishing have too many variables to be calculated by conventional measures and must be considered for their full compliment of impacts.

March 4, 2016

In this second of four episodes dedicated to outlining the complexities contained in the United Nations World Ocean Assessment, host Peter Neill explores a partial list of the ocean issues contained in the Report, and argues that this baseline document demonstrates that we know enough about ocean issues and that we have the tools and actions at our disposal to make an immediate commitment and difference in the ocean future.

March 1, 2016

In January of 2016 the UN General Assembly accepted a 1,752 page report entitled "The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment: World Ocean Assessment 1." In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill begins to dive into the massive ocean document and explain its contents, first by outlining its ten basic themes and subsets of issues and challenges.

January 19, 2016

The US Navy's SEALAB initiative is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, with now three pioneering aquatic living experiments under their belts to help understand how humans can best survive in underwater conditions. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill salutes the work of SEALAB, outlining their enormous contributions to the development of tools such as breathing devices and medical protections, as well as their contributions to the further understanding of the physical and psychological demands of surviving in an underwater habitat.

August 30, 2013

"Citizen Science" is a relatively new term used to describe non-specialist research carried out by pioneering teams of private individuals, foundations and organizations utilizing the power of the internet to collaborate around the globe. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will outline a number of innovative projects and a way in which anyone can collect data and conduct research using sophisticated yet affordable submersible equipment. He'll suggest that the ever-increasing interest in robotics amongst students young and old offers real potential for future ocean science.

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