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
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