2012-13 round of the Australian Antarctic Science Program
The following table contains details of all grants approved under the 2012-13 round of the Australian Antarctic Science Program.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities approved 26 grants on 9 October 2012 that were recommended by the Australian Antarctic Division following a rigorous process of project approval. Each grant is valid for the period outlined in the table.
Choose 2012/13 from the Season option on the science project search to see details on all approved science projects for 2012-13.
*Approval date is the date the funding agreement takes effect.
|Recipient||Project #||Purpose (Project title)||Value (GST incl)||# of years||Approval date*||Grant funding location|
|Australian National University||4192||Predicting change: Will morphological constraints on hydraulic function limit acclimation of subantarctic plants to a warmer climate?||$165,000.00||3||14/02/13||Canberra ACT 0200|
|4155||Antarctic Mass Balance: Data Mining and Assimilation of Geodetic Observations||$165,000.00||3||06/06/13|
|4160||What is happening in Enderby Land?||$146,196.60||3||06/06/13|
|Curtin University||4144||Antarctic Black Carbon Records of Past Climate and Fire Emissions||$89,100.00||3||18/03/13||Bentley WA 6102|
|Deakin University||4177||Signature biomarkers for contaminant exposure associated with sewage and refuse legacy waste disposal sites in Antarctic fish and bivalves||$120,725.00||3||17/04/13||Geelong VIC 3220|
|Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (TAS)||4112||Status and trends of Macquarie Island Albatrosses and Giant Petrels: management and conservation of threatened seabirds||$75,350.00||4||27/02/13||Hobart TAS 7000|
|Griffith University||4121||The seasonal dynamics of Persistent Organic Pollutants in coastal Antarctic waters from a coupled, vertically resolved fugacity food web model||$165,000.00||3||22/04/13||Nathan QLD 4111|
|Macquarie University||4078||Grass of the Oceans: quantifying biodiversity, environmental and climatic connectivity from a decade-long capture of Southern Ocean diatoms||$165,000.00||3||12/03/13||North Ryde NSW 2109|
|4135||Residual toxicity and risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbons in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic soils||$165,000.00||4||18/03/13|
|RMIT University||4134||Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the last frontier: quantifying the environmental impacts and environmental impact reduction strategy for Australia’s Antarctic infrastructure||$164,810.80||4||25/03/13||Melbourne VIC 3000|
|4159||GPS Radio Occultation for studying the Antarctic Atmosphere and Climate Analysis||$165,000.00||3||25/03/13|
|Southern Cross University||4142||Toxicity of chemically and physically dispersed fuels on Antarctic marine biota - applicability of dispersant use for fuel spill response planning||$113,520.00||3||11/06/13||Lismore NSW 2480|
|University of Adelaide||4123||Modelling ocean wave / sea ice interactions: experimental validation and assimilation into operational models||$43,752.50||3||02/05/13||Adelaide SA 5000|
|4191||The Windmill-Bunger connection: a key to geodynamic models for the Precambrian Australian-Antarctic continent||$6,050.00||2||02/05/13|
|University of Melbourne||4091||Energetics and dynamics of Polar Lows based on high resolution model output||$161,150.00||3||18/03/13||Melbourne VIC 3000|
|4032||Bromine control of the mercury flux into the biosphere of the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions||$108,449.00||2||18/03/13|
|4080||The analysis of Antarctic upper air and surface temperature trends since the IGY and the identification of their causes using climate model analyses||$102,232.90||4||21/03/13|
|4029||Development of contaminant metal removal systems suitable for implementation in cold regions||$140,800.00||4||08/03/13|
|University of New England||4158||Ecology and control methods: Managing the invasive weed Poa annua in the Australian sub-Antarctic||$80,300.00||3||24/01/13||Armidale NSW 2351|
|University of New South Wales||4011||Robotic Science on the High Antarctic Plateau||$110,000.00||4||20/06/13||Sydney NSW 2052|
|4031||Monitoring Ecosystem Stability in Model Marine-Derived Antarctic Lake Systems||$107,662.50||2#||23/07/13|
|University of Newcastle||4172||The Role of Magnetospheric Plasma Waves in Driving Space Weather||$145,717.00||4||30/01/13||Callaghan NSW 2308|
|University of Tasmania||4124||Quantification and prediction of marine biodiversity at a range of geographical and ecological scales for spatial protection and management||$165,000.00||3||23/05/13||Sandy Bay TAS 7005|
|4008||Sea ice microbial community dynamics in a changing climate||$100,023.00||3||07/03/13|
|4184||Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial refugia||$99,440.00||4||07/03/13|
|University of Wollongong||4046||Modelling spatial patterns and identifying environmental drivers for temporal change in Antarctic moss communities||$165,000.00||3#||15/01/14||Wollongong NSW 2500|
#Funding commences in 2013-14