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|