If Oceans Could Speak

30th September 2021

We are delighted to reveal that a new polar podcast – If Oceans Could Speak – will be launching soon, featuring Dr Jen Freer from the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme DIAPOD project.

This podcast listens to stories from people who have shared their life with the sea around them, and this premiere series focuses on the Arctic Ocean.

Each week, conversations explore a different perspective of the Arctic Ocean, from the adventures of Thomas Wunderlich, Captain of the icebreaker ‘Polarstern’, to the musical journey of award-winning composer Lera Aurbach, which led to her acclaimed 4th symphony ‘Arctica’.

Guests reflect on issues surrounding climate change, sustainability, and equality, and share their hopes and concerns for the Arctic’s future. By viewing the Arctic Ocean through this human lens, If Oceans Could Speak hopes to raise awareness of our collective connection to this frozen ocean.

This podcast is an output from The EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy. Supported by the European Commission, this bottom-up, inclusive initiative aims at uniting the voices of Europeans to make the ocean a concern of everyone. Find out more at www.eu-oceanliteracy.eu

You can listen to the first episode from the 6th of October – just visit the podcast webpage, or tune in on your usual listening platform e.g. spotify.

Here you can listen to a trailer for the podcast.