Ocean Protect Podcast


The health of our oceans is under major threat. Every week, Jeremy Brown (Co-Founder of Ocean Protect) and Brad Dalrymple (Environmental Engineer with Ocean Protect) host a variety of guests, including scientists, educators, activists, and politicians – 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.


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.    

Ocean Protect

25 Episodes


This episode features the 4th (and final) part of recorded audio from inaugural Ocean Plastic Action Forum at Bondi Beach – held on 15th March 2023, as part of the... more

This episode is the third of a four-part series of recorded audio from the Ocean Plastic Action Forum at Bondi Beach – held on 15th March 2023, as part of... more

This episode is the second of a four-part series of recorded audio from the Ocean Plastic Action Forum at Bondi Beach – held on 15th March 2023, as part of... more

This episode is the first of a four-part series of recorded audio from the Ocean Plastic Action Forum at Bondi Beach – held on 15th March 2023, as part of... more

Nicholas Carter is an ecologist and environmental science and policy analyst, and advocates for transformational food system changes. In this chat, we discuss the link between agriculture and land use,... more

Philip Ehrhorn is Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of The Great Bubble Barrier - the first technology to use a bubble curtain to capture plastic pollution in rivers. We discuss... more

Dr Jodie Rummer is Professor of Marine Biology at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia - and is an expert on climate change and coral fish. In this chat, we... more

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an expert in recycling, the founding Director of the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology at University of New South Wales -... more

We kick off Season 5 with a fantastic chat with Dr Charlene Trestrail - a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Technology Sydney. Charlene's particular speciality is understanding how microplastics... more

Kimberly is the co-founder and CEO of Carapac - a company that takes waste crustacean shells and makes sustainable plastic alternative packaging. Frozen food processing plants across the Asia-Pacific region... more

Bridget is a Sustainability Educator at Keep Australia Beautiful NSW (and PhD candidate at University of Technology Sydney), helping deliver the "EnviroMentors" program to improve community awareness and engagement on local... more

10/30/2022 | 53 MINS

Marina DeBris on Artivism

Marina is an Artivist, who began picking up trash on local beaches, creeks & streets over 20 years ago. In 2009, she began to create pieces of art that questioned... more

Justine is a Research Technician with CSIRO's Marine Debris Group, where she established a method for detecting microplastics in deep-sea sediment and was subsequently the lead author of a paper... more

Craig Fairbaugh has gone from rock star to rock star stormwater engineer. After shredding the punk rock scene with bands like Transplants, +44, Juliette Lewis and the Licks, and Mercy... more

Daniel Rider is the Water Sensitive Urban Design Compliance Officer at Blacktown City Council and is currently developing and implementing Australia’s first Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Compliance Program. In this... more

Dr Kathy Willis is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington and CSIRO Scientific Researcher on a mission to combat plastic pollution and reframe plastic as a valuable... more

Shannon Mead is the Founder of "No More Butts", a charity who's mission is "A butt free environment" - where cigarette butts are recycled, with the products created having a... more

08/07/2022 | 43 MINS

Shark defence with Jonathan Clark

Jonathon Clark is Queensland Coordinator of the Apex Harmony campaign - Sea Shepherd Australia's Shark Defence campaign to defend, conserve and protect sharks in order to maintain a healthy ocean.... more

Dr Mitchell Call and Dr James Sippo are postdoctoral researchers at Southern Cross University at Lismore, in Northern NSW, Australia. The Wilsons River flows through the city of Lismore to... more

07/10/2022 | 44 MINS

Kelp harvesting with Jo Lane

Jo Lane is a kelp harvester and SeaEO of Sea Health Products, which provides premium kelp products harvested from the south coast of NSW. We talk kelp harvesting, the current... more

06/26/2022 | 34 MINS

Ocean Protect turns 20

On 5th July 2022, Ocean Protect turns 20 years old. From very humble beginnings, Ocean Protect now stops an average of around eight tonnes of pollution entering our oceans every... more

Tom Gammage is a plastic pollution campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency in London, where he is working to secure an ambitious new plastics treaty for the planet. We talk... more

Puget Sound is a sound of the Pacific Northwest (in north-western USA), an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. Every 'fall' (Autumn), more than half of... more

Tim van Emmerik is Assistant Professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, but joins us on this chat from Cambodia - during one of his riverine plastic research projects. We... more

Dr Garth Covernton is a University of Toronto Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow working as part of the pELAstics project, which aims to understand how microplastics pollution might affect various ecosystem... more

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