World Ocean Radio - High Seas

High Seas
October 10, 2022

This week on World Ocean Radio we discuss the disruption and potential sabotage of the Nord Stream Line, the underwater natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic that connect Poland to Norway, causing enormous leaks of methane within the ocean and atmosphere. Who did this and why? And what does it mean for future disruptions of its kind that could affect all of us here on Earth?

September 27, 2022

This week on World Ocean Radio we're offering two extremely important ocean examples where the opposition of sovereignty and commonality collide. This first is the UN Treaty for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and the second is a treaty for the management of the high seas and seabed--the vast areas that make up the boundaries beyond national jurisdiction.

August 17, 2020

This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a new multi-part series entitled "BLUEprint: How the Ocean Will Save Civilization". In this episode, Security and Peace on the Ocean, we are asked to examine our current conventions, ideas and interests related to equity, justice, morality and resource consumption if we are to achieve true peace and security as a human race.

October 1, 2019

This week on World Ocean Radio we conclude our four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we ask, "After four years of reporting across the world on vivid and corrupt aspects of the ocean, what comes next? What conclusions can be made? How can we apply what is to be learned from this remarkable adventure?"

September 23, 2019

This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part three of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean", a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we discuss the crime of ocean dumping--oil and waste, spent munitions, nuclear material, malfeasance in the cruise ship industry, plastics and airborne pollutants such as mercury and carbon dioxide.

September 16, 2019

This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part two of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean," a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we discuss the potential for corruption not only at sea but at the many ports around the world. More than 90% of the world's goods are carried to market by sea, and bribery in ports adds hundreds of millions of dollars each year in unofficial import taxes and transport costs.

September 10, 2019

The outlaw ocean, a space apart, hidden from view, a place of rampant criminality and exploitation. This week on World Ocean Radio we offer part one of a four-part series devoted to "The Outlaw Ocean," a new book by award-winning New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina. In this episode we read select excerpts from this remarkable journalistic endeavor that begin to shine a light on just some of the dark side of life on the world ocean of which most of us are completely unaware.

July 2, 2019

This week on World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill highlights the dark side of what happens at sea in the context of a forthcoming book by Pulitzer Prize winning Investigative Journalist, Ian Urbina. Titled "The Outlaw Ocean", this compelling new book profiles the most urgent ocean issues facing us today: illegal fishing, human and arms trafficking, slavery at sea, illegal dumping, piracy, and so much more. Ian Urbina has spent the last several years reporting on lawlessness at sea for #TheOutlawOcean project. "The Outlaw Ocean", available for pre-order now, is the culmination of that investigative exploration.

October 22, 2018

Ships have long been used for exploration and trade, as well as for colonial expansion and conflicts at sea. We are using technological achievement to advance global influence, and the rules of engagement are ever-changing. In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio we share new technologies that accelerate sub-sea activities, some of the new technological achievements now being deployed, and the ways that the underwater zone is being used for offensive and defensive strategies in the modern age.

August 7, 2017

Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have debated how best to create a binding instrument to address marine areas outside of national jurisdiction—the high seas. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we detail the complex and time-consuming process of creating, coordinating and implementing international ocean policy. And we hail the work of the many people who contribute to building an effective, practical, and applicable agreement for the benefit of all.

April 11, 2016

Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have been debating how to create a binding instrument to address marine areas outside of national jurisdiction—the high seas. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill details the complex and time-consuming process of creating and implementing international ocean policy, and hails the work of the many people who contribute to the process of building an effective, practical, and applicable agreement for the benefit of all.

December 15, 2014

Toxic chemicals released into watersheds and waterways remain a persistent problem despite the sounding of alarms, which for decades have railed against the uncontrolled use of fertilizers and pesticides. Today, the issue is as pervasive and as threatening as ever. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill shares research on international protections and management approaches and argues that despite best intentions, precautions against use and dispersal are limited, confused, mired in regulatory bureaucracy, and lacking in international consensus.

December 15, 2014

尽管有警报发出,但有毒化学物质仍被不断地排放到水域里。这一持久的问题是由于几十年来,人类对化肥和农药不加控制地使用所造成的。在今天,这一问题和以前一样普遍和可怕。在本期世界海洋电台节目中,我们将与您分享关于国际保护和管理方法的研究成果,我们认为尽管我们有最好的意图,但我们在化学品的使用和扩散上的预防措施是很有限的,而且陷入官僚化管理及缺乏国际共识的困境。

December 15, 2014

Les produits chimiques relâchés dans les bassins versants et les cours d’eau sont un problème récurrent malgré toutes les sirènes d’alarmes, qui se sont élevées depuis plusieurs décennies contre un usage non-contrôlé des fertilisants et pesticides. Aujourd’hui, le problème est encore plus présent et menaçant que jamais. Dans cet épisode de World Ocean Radio, nous partageons des recherches sur les protections internationales et les approches de gestion et nous soutenons que malgré les meilleures intentions existantes, les précautions contre l’usage et la dispersion sont limitées à cause de la régulation bureaucratique et du manque de consensus international.

December 15, 2014

Os produtos químicos tóxicos libertados em bacias hidrográficas e vias aquíferas são um problema que persiste, apesar do som de alarmes que, durante décadas, têm protestado contra o uso indiscriminado de fertilizantes e pesticidas. Hoje, o problema mantém-se tão generalizado e ameaçador como então. Neste episódio da World Ocean Radio partilhamos pesquisa sobre protecções e abordagens de gestão internacionais, argumentando que, apesar das boas-intenções, as precauções contra o uso e disseminação são limitadas, atoladas que estão em burocracia reguladora e na falta de consenso internacional.

February 10, 2014
May 4, 2013

Fisheries crime is on the rise and the consequences are dire. In most instances of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), enforcement is a major issue: lack of personnel, commitment to prosecution, and the capacity to survey and arrest on the vast, open ocean. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss efforts being made by Interpol and other organizations to combat unreported fishing loss, the cost to the global economy, and the ever-shrinking core group of owners and corporate structures at the heart of this illegal activity. Photo courtesy of ISSF. Credit: Andy Maluche

May 4, 2013

La pêche criminelle est à la hausse et les conséquences sont graves. Dans la plupart des exemples de pêches illégales, non rapportées et non régulées, l'application de la loi est le problème principal : manque de personnel, d'engagement à la poursuite judiciaire, de capacité de surveillance et d'arrestation sur le vaste océan. Dans cet épisode de la radio océan du monde nous discutons des efforts d'Interpol et d'autres organismes pour combattre les dommages due à la pêche non rapportée, le coût à l'économie globale, et le noyau de propriétaires en constante réduction au cœur de cette activité illégale.

May 4, 2013

Os crimes de pesca estão a aumentar e as consequências são terríveis. Na maioria dos casos de pesca ilegal, não declarada e não regulamentada (IUU), a fiscalização é uma questão primordial: falta de pessoal, de determinação para processar judicialmente, e de capacidade para supervisionar e proceder a detenções em alto mar. Neste episódio da World Ocean Radio faremos referência aos esforços em curso por parte da Interpol e de outras organizações, no combate à pesca não declarada, aos seus custos para a economia global, e ao núcleo cada vez mais concentrado de proprietários e estruturas corporativas que estão no cerne desta actividade ilegal.

May 4, 2013

La pesca ilegal está en aumento y las consecuencias son calamitosas. En la mayoría de los casos de pesca ilegal, no denunciada y no regulada (IUU), la aplicación es un tema importante: falta de personal, compromisos con el proceso, y la capacidad de inspeccionar y arrestar en el extenso océano abierto. En este episodio de World Ocean Radio discutimos los esfuerzos de Interpol y otras organizaciones para combatir las pérdidas por la pesca no denunciada, el costo para la economía global y el grupo cada vez más reducido de propietarios y de estructuras corporativas que están detrás de esta actividad ilegal.

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