166 episodes

The health of our oceans is under major threat. Every fortnight, Brad Dalrymple (Environmental Engineer with Ocean Protect) hosts a variety of guests, including scientists, engineers, and activists – to discuss the key issues affecting the health of our oceans – and what can be done about it. This podcast is for anyone interested in learning more about the health of our oceans, the key pressures, and potential solutions. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general discussion purposes, and the views expressed by its hosts and guests are opinions only. Care has been taken in the preparation of this podcast, however no guarantee, representation or warranty is given or made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information conveyed. Listeners seeking information relevant to their own personal circumstances should seek independent advice as appropriate. To the maximum extent permitted at law, IES Stormwater Pty Ltd and its affiliates, and the hosts and guests of this podcast, exclude liability for any loss or damage to any party caused by or arising from reliance on its content.    
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    • 4.6 • 44 Ratings

The health of our oceans is under major threat. Every fortnight, Brad Dalrymple (Environmental Engineer with Ocean Protect) hosts a variety of guests, including scientists, engineers, and activists – to discuss the key issues affecting the health of our oceans – and what can be done about it. This podcast is for anyone interested in learning more about the health of our oceans, the key pressures, and potential solutions. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general discussion purposes, and the views expressed by its hosts and guests are opinions only. Care has been taken in the preparation of this podcast, however no guarantee, representation or warranty is given or made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information conveyed. Listeners seeking information relevant to their own personal circumstances should seek independent advice as appropriate. To the maximum extent permitted at law, IES Stormwater Pty Ltd and its affiliates, and the hosts and guests of this podcast, exclude liability for any loss or damage to any party caused by or arising from reliance on its content.    
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    Daniel Rider on the Water Sensitive Urban Design Maintenance Compliance Framework

    Daniel Rider on the Water Sensitive Urban Design Maintenance Compliance Framework

    Since Daniel Rider’s last appearance on the Ocean Protect podcast in 2022, he has made the swap from Blacktown City Council to Ocean Protect - to become Ocean Protect's Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Specialist. In this new role, he is currently leading the development of the WSUD Maintenance Compliance Framework to help councils across Australia improve stormwater management. In this chat, we talk about all things to do with the WSUD Maintenance Compliance Framework, such as the benefits to the communities and the environment, what the project is, who has been involved, the challenges councils are facing, and the very important question of whether it is illegal not to maintain WSUD assets.
     
    Useful links:
    Daniel on Linkedin (here)More on the WSUD Maintenance Compliance Framework (here)Ocean Protect webinar “Beneath the surface of the WSUD Maintenance Compliance Framework” (May 2024) (here)Previous podcast episode with Daniel (here)
    For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au

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    • 30 min
    Dr Mathieu Pernice on how algae biotechnology can help our transition to a sustainable bioeconomy

    Dr Mathieu Pernice on how algae biotechnology can help our transition to a sustainable bioeconomy

    Associate Professor Mathieu Pernice is Deputy Director of the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology Sydney, where he also co-leads two research teams in Algal Biotechnology and Seagrass. He is an expert in climate change and sustainability, and has over 15 years of experience in technology transfer from University to Industry more particularly in Environmental Impact assessment, Aquaculture, Food and Biotechnology. In this chat, we chat about the incredible potential for algae, and how science and biotechnology is helping to make this potential a reality.
    Links:
    Mathieu on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathieu-pernice-775b9aa7/Mathieu at UTS: https://profiles.uts.edu.au/Mathieu.PerniceFabris et al, 2020, Emerging Technologies in Algal Biotechnology: Toward the Establishment of a Sustainable, Algae-Based Bioeconomy, Frontiers in Plant Science, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2020.00279/fullRalph et al, 2023, Save the planet with green industries using algae, PLOS Biology, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36972294/ 
    For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au

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    • 48 min
    Murray Powell on stormwater pollution, gross pollutant traps, wetlands, bioretention & a very yellow jacket

    Murray Powell on stormwater pollution, gross pollutant traps, wetlands, bioretention & a very yellow jacket

    Murray Powell is "Mr Stormwater" - with over 30 years experience in protecting our oceans and waterways from stormwater pollution. Murray is Managing Director of Optimal Stormwater, Vice President of Stormwater NSW - and brings an enormous amount of passion and experience (and a very yellow jacket) to the stormwater industry and beyond. In this chat, we get Murray's insights on stormwater pollution, gross pollutant traps, wetlands, bioretention and what the stormwater industry is doing well and where improvements are necessary.
    Links:
    Murray on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/murray-powell-22139919/Optimal Stormwater: http://www.optimalstormwater.com.au/Stormwater NSW: https://stormwaternsw.asn.au/ 
    For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au

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    • 48 min
    Carolin Bapp on how microplastic ingestion impacts gut cancer

    Carolin Bapp on how microplastic ingestion impacts gut cancer

    Carolin Bapp is a scientist and recently completed her Masters Research from the University of Vienna. Carolin co-authored the study published this month in the Chemosphere Journal, which showed that microplastics can persist through cell division and may contribute to cancer spread. In this chat, we talk about the study methodology, results and implications. We also chat about Carolin's recent experience on a remote beach clean up with Sea Shepherd Australia at Mapoon in north-west Queensland.
    Useful links:
    Carolin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolin-bapp-2782b11a7Study "Microplastics role in cell migration and distribution during cancer cell division", Published in Chemosphere Journal, April 2024.Study "To Waste or Not to Waste: Questioning Potential Health Risks of Micro- and Nanoplastics with a Focus on Their Ingestion and Potential Carcinogenicity", Published in Exposure & Health Journal, 22 March 2022.
    To find about more about Ocean Protect and what we do, check out https://oceanprotect.com.au/

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    • 37 min
    Dr Andrew Thomas on improving the health of urban rivers like the Cooks River & why it matters

    Dr Andrew Thomas on improving the health of urban rivers like the Cooks River & why it matters

    Dr Andrew Thomas is Executive Officer at Cooks River Alliance and President of Stormwater New South Wales. The Cooks River is a 23-kilometre long (14 mile) urban waterway located in south-eastern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - and, since at least 1997, councils and community groups along the river and across the catchment have worked together to improve the health of the river. In this chat, we discuss the key challenges associated with its protection, the wins achieved so far, and why this matters not just to the environment, but also the health and wellbeing of all us who live and work in the urban jungle.
    Useful links:
    Andrew on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-andrew-thomas-63567767/Cooks River Alliance: https://cooksriver.org.au/Stormwater New South Wales: https://stormwaternsw.asn.au/"Andrew Thomas on the maintenance of stormwater treatment assets" (Ocean Protect Podcast Season 2, Episode 20, July 2020): https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/andrewthomasonthemaintenanceofstormwatertreatmentassets-part1of2-
    To find about more about Ocean Protect and what we do, check out https://oceanprotect.com.au/

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    • 42 min
    Action for Dolphins with Hannah Tait

    Action for Dolphins with Hannah Tait

    Hannah Tait is the CEO and founder of Action for Dolpins, a charity that advocates for the protection of dolphins and challenge practices that cause them harm, working to change laws, educate the public, and promote institutional changes that lead to safer, healthier lives for dolphins. In this chat, Hannah talks about how the organisation started and key campaigns.
    Useful links:
    Hannah on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-tait-74527697/https://www.afd.org.au/
    To find about more about Ocean Protect and what we do, check out https://oceanprotect.com.au/

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

lenooose ,

Scott Lennon

This podcast has open my eyes even more.
I’m a scuba instructor and have dived all around the world and love the ocean to bits. The best thing about the podcast is it’s main focus is solving the problems. It has inspired me to do more things in my area to help the problem.

Hudsonsway ,

Let’s talk Seaweed

This podcast reached me all the way down in Canberra! Firstly following The Environmental Cowboy; interest in seaweed farming, and personally pursuing to play a bigger part in climate change. Now I have discovered Ocean Protect! Rad podcasts. I enjoy the rapport between all of you speaking. Such great flow. Look forward to more. Much Aloha, Maile

Jobeeplayin ,

Inspiring and Informative

I’m really enjoying this podcast. It’s so refreshing to hear from people actively trying to better our ocean environments. I am loving finding new ways I can help with each new episode. Keep up the great work guys!

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