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