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Jul 14, 2019

Fam Charko brings us the next installment of ‘Plastic Litteracy’, Fam’s monthly segment focusing on the problems caused by plastics in the marine environment, and what we can all do to address them now and into the future. Then we speak with Dr Matt Dunbabin, creator of Rangerbot, the world’s first vision-based underwater robotic system designed specifically for assessing and managing coral reef environments. This week Rangerbot was announced the winner of the Good Design Award for Sustainability at the 61st annual Good Design Awards, Australia's peak design industry awards and highest honour in design innovation. Geoff Westcott joins us from the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council to talk about VEAC’s recent Assessment of the Values of Victoria’s Marine Environment. Bron talks about finally breaking her 15+ year diving drought, and Kade brings some news from the briny blue. Or in the case of present Melbourne, a kind of angry greyish black.