Cameron Doyle’s parked up in Apollo Bay, turned down the town’s famed scallop pie and jumped on local fisherman Trev’s boat to chat with grassroots activist Lisa Deppler from OCEAN.


Have you heard of seismic testing? In Episode 2 of our new YouTube series Act Local, we chat to Lisa from the Otway Climate Emergency Action Network (OCEAN), who believes 99% of Australians don’t know the damage it’s doing.

It’s why OCEAN exists. They’re a motivated local community taking action for climate justice by protecting our coast from the threat of unsustainable development. Currently, their focus is on raising awareness of seismic testing and fighting to keep it out of the Great Ocean Road’s Otway Basin.

While there’s no denying Lisa and Trev’s passion, as Cam says, this video is frustrating.



To learn more about seismic testing and the work of OCEAN, head to the OCEAN website.

If you want to be inspired by more local conservation legends, watch Episode 1 of Act Local with Hilary McCallister from For Wild Places and subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch the next episode.

Where should we steer the Explorer Bus next? Name-drop a conservation legend we should visit in the comments!


Feature photo thanks to @cameronmarkdoyle