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Southern Ocean Seismic Testing - Community Forum

This is like #FightForTheBight all over again. A number of fossil fuel companies have plans to extract fossil fuels from Victoria’s southern coastline. The first step is exploration by blasting the seafloor with high-powered airguns (a kind of powerful horn) and measuring the echoes with long tubes to map offshore oil and gas reserves. This means;
  • Sound waves louder than atomic bombs, blasted into the ocean every 10 seconds,
  • Marine life is displaced, injured and killed,
  • People and communities are impacted,
  • Facilitates the extraction of more fossil fuels, and subsequent emissions into our atmosphere.
The largest of those plans is proposed by TGS for seismic blasting of 5.5 million hectares of ocean off our west coast between Cape Otway, the North West coast of Tasmania and all the way to the South Australian border, taking in prime blue whale feeding habitat, whale migration areas & southern rock lobster fishing grounds.
We are running a community forum to explore and provide more information about this proposal and we will have presentations by a marine biologist, our campaign manager and potentially the proponent, TGS who have shown interest but are yet to confirm.
This is a free event presented by Surfrider Foundation Australia, OCEAN and Australian Parents For Climate Action. Please reserve your seats at XXXXXX and share this with your mates. All welcome!
A smaller seismic blasting proposal by Regia/CGG/Conoco Phillips which, if gas production proceeds, will be visible off the 12 Apostles. With consultation presently open on a number of these proposals off our west coast, come and be informed to assist with writing meaningful submissions.
July 29, 2023 at 3:00pm - 5pm
Timezone: Melbourne
Barwon Heads Community Hall
77 Hitchcock Ave
Barwon Heads, VIC 3227
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Will you come?

Parents for Climate meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.