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