Bridging Oceans and Skies: ASPN and NOAA Unveil New Podcast

September 17, 2023

New Show: NOAA and ASPN Unite

In this special episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are thrilled to announce a landmark collaboration with NOAA: the upcoming podcast "Planet NOAA: From Sun to Sea, and Everything in Between." Co-hosted by Peter and Aya Collins, Director of Communications and Education for the National Ocean Service, today's episode is more than just an announcement; it’s an in-depth look at the journey that led to this partnership. Aya Collins and Lori Arguelles, NOAA's Director of Strategic Communications, join us to share personal insights and the story behind "Planet NOAA." Discover how this unique collaboration was conceived, get to know the personalities behind it, and learn what to expect from this riveting new show that will span topics from solar phenomena to ocean exploration.

Show Transcription
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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.