2016-17 round of the Australian Antarctic Science Program
The following table contains details of grants approved under the 2016-17 round of the Australian Antarctic Science Program.
The Deputy Secretary of the Department of Environment and Energy approved the following 14 grants on 6 April 2017 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.
*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|
|Australian National University||4422||A new approach to ice melting rates: direct numerical simulation||$192,070||3||06/06/17||Acton ACT 0200|
|Curtin University||4444||Age and origin of the magmatism along the transpressional Australia-Pacific plate boundary||$115,005||2||15/08/17||Bentley WA 6102|
|4446||The Kerguelen Large Igneous Province: dynamics of a pulsating mantle plume||$75,553||3||22/06/17|
|Monash University||4482||Unveiling the terrestrial eukaryote diversity of Antarctica||$149,531||3||18/05/17||Clayton VIC 3800|
|RMIT University||4450||Using indigenous terrestrial micro-invertebrates to assess environmental impacts of soil pollution in Antarctica||$118,920||4||14/08/17||Melbourne VIC 3000|
|4469||Monitoring of the Atmosphere over the Australian and Antarctic regions using GNSS radio occultation||$150,000||3||27/07/17|
|University of Adelaide||4434||Drift of the Antarctic ice edge||$138,200||4||06/06/17||Adelaide SA 5000|
|University of Melbourne||4431||CAMMPCAN – Chemical and Mesoscale Mechanisms of Polar Cell Aerosol Nucleation||$149,840||5||24/05/17||Melbourne VIC 3000|
|University of New South Wales||4389||Robotic Science on the High Antarctic Plateau||$120,000||4||31/08/17||Sydney NSW 2052|
|4406||Atmospheric carbon fixation; a novel primary production strategy supporting life in nutrient-starved polar desert soils||$118,500||4||25/05/17|
|University of Tasmania||4405||Development and application of new highly sensitive low volume capillary ion chromatography techniques to deliver higher resolution ice core derived paleoclimatic records||$127,648||3||28/06/17||Sandy Bay TAS 7005|
|4419||Response of the Totten Glacier to past climate warming||$115,397||4||28/06/17|
|4436||Totten Ice Dynamics and Evolution||$146,360||3||29/08/17|
|University of Western Australia||4460||Tectonics Erosion and Topography in East Antarctica||$52,900||3||22/05/17||Crawley WA 6009|