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|