A Paradigm Shift for the Ocean: Peter Neill's Optimistic Perspective

April 23, 2023

Celebrating 20 Years of the World Ocean Observatory!

On this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, co-hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined by Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory, to celebrate the organization's 20th anniversary. They also discuss World Ocean Radio, a weekly podcast hosted by Neill that explores ocean science, advocacy, and education, now airing every Saturday on ASPN. Currently, World Ocean Radio is delving into the RESCUE Series, a multi-part plan for the ocean that outlines a new perspective and set of actions for a sustainable future. Neill shares his optimistic perspective on the future of human society and the ocean, believing that a paradigm shift is possible through collaboration, understanding, and engagement. The conversation highlights the full spectrum of ocean issues and the power of ocean communication to raise public awareness and political will for a healthier planet.

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Peter Neill

Peter Neill is an author and an editor on environmental and ocean issues, and the founding Director of the World Ocean Observatory, a web-based place for education and information exchange on the health of the ocean. Previously President of the South Street Seaport Museum from 1985-2005, he was tenured as a research associate at the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine in 2015. Neill lives in Sedgwick, Maine, with his wife Mary Barnes, who is an artist and President of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust.