2014-15 round of the Australian Antarctic Science Program

The following table contains details of all grants approved under the 2014-15 round of the Australian Antarctic Science Program.

The Deputy Secretary of the Department of Environment approved 22 grants on 29 April 2015 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 2014/15 from the Season option on the science project search to see details on all approved science projects for 2014-15.

*Approval date is the date the funding agreement takes effect.

Recipient Project # Purpose (Project title) Value (GST excl.) # of years Approval date* Grant funding location
Griffith University 4332 When sinks become sources; understanding persistent organic pollutant behaviour in dynamic polar environments $12,640 2 30/07/15 Nathan QLD 4111
Macquarie University 4333 Interactions of the Totten Glacier with the Southern Ocean through multiple glacial cycles $149,431 3 06/11/15 North Ryde NSW 2109

4329 Seals as oceanographic samplers $40,400 4 10/09/15
Monash University 4307 Ecophysiological forecasting for mitigating environmental change in Antarctica $149,531 4 16/06/15 Clayton VIC 3800

4312 Nowhere to hide? Conservation options for a sub-Antarctic keystone species $147,800 4 14/07/15
University of Melbourne 4368 Searching for Selwyn - does an exotic crustal block underlie northern Victoria Land? $77,650 2 19/06/15 Melbourne VIC 3000
University of New England 4341 Changes in the ecology and control of introduced non-native plants following pest herbivore eradication in the sub-Antarctic: Stellaria media $68,400 3 09/07/15 Armidale NSW 2351
University of Queensland 4297 Conserving Antarctica's biodiversity under multiple stressors $32,400 4 18/06/15 Brisbane QLD 4072

4305 Post eradication ecosystem response on Macquarie Island $108,110 4 21/08/15
University of Tasmania 4316 The geological evolution of Heard Island, Australian sub-Antarctic $19,434 3 18/06/15 Sandy Bay TAS 7005

4338 Submarine volcanism and hydrothermalism around Heard and McDonald Islands $65,600 3 18/06/15

4355 Reconstructing East Antarctica in Gondwana: ground-truthing a new tectonic model $35,624 3 12/06/15

4328 Seals from Space: developing techniques to use satellite remote sensing to census pack-ice seals in the Prydz Bay region of East Antarctica $148,000 4 19/06/15

4366 Using size-based models to understand the role of mesopelagic fish and squid in Southern Ocean ecosystems $161,325 3 26/06/15

4318 Removing bias from estimates of East Antarctica's contribution to present and past sea-level changes $148,743 4 15/06/15

4291 Impact of changes in sea ice extent on primary productivity in the Southern Ocean: links between the iron and carbon cycles in fast ice and the marginal ice zone $41,696 3 14/08/15

4361 Towards a large-scale Antarctic Nearshore and Terrestrial Observing System (ANTOS): scaling and optimising unmanned airborne observations of moss ecosystems $147,091 4 12/06/15

4319 Response of sea ice algae to multiple co-stressors $75,030 4 26/06/15

4331 Functional dynamics of zooplankton in Southern Ocean food webs: assessment of drivers and boundaries $62,590 5 18/06/15

4374 Solar and satellite animal tracking: analytical methods and applications $1800 4 14/08/15
University of Technology, Sydney 4315 Characterising the microbial interactions that drive organic sulphur cycling in Antarctic waters $79,887 2 09/07/15 Broadway NSW 2007
University of Wollongong 4326 Predicting contaminant toxicity and risk in polar systems $90,950 5 19/06/15 Wollongong NSW 2500