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For the UN Rio+20 Conference in June, ocean leaders published a declaration intended to inform delegates and to advocate for ocean issues to be included in the conference outcome and the global development agenda for the next two decades. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will outline the seven action items of the declaration in order to share the scope and limits of the concerns being addressed by experts and agencies working on these issues every day.
Correction from this broadcast: The Global Ocean Forum is based out of the University of Delaware, not the University of Rhode Island.
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.
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People rely on the ocean to provide jobs with steady wages and stable economies for coastal communities worldwide. The jobs and revenue produced from marine-related industries directly benefit those who are employed, but also have substantial indirect value for community identity, tax revenue, and other related economic and social impacts of a stable coastal economy. (source: OHI)