The Antarctic Gateway Partnership is an Australian Government funded initiative to build further polar research capability in Tasmania. The Partnership also aims to reinforce the Tasmania's recognition as a global leader in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science and as a gateway for Antarctic research, education, innovation and logistics.
Key objectives of this Partnership include:
The research program involves the employment of forty young researchers and technicians working with senior scientists at the largest Southern Hemisphere Antarctic and oceans research hub. The Antarctic Gateway Partners are the University of Tasmania, CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division.
The Gateway Partnership works closely with the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre the Integrated Marine Observing System and the Southern Ocean Observing System.
Funding of $24 million over three years for the Antarctic Gateway Partnership is being provided through the Australian Research Council's Special Research Initiatives scheme.