Professor Richard Coleman
Executive Director, IMAS
(Research Collaborations and Infrastructure)
BSurv (1st Class Hons), PhD
|Contact Campus||Hobart CBD Campuses|
|Building||IMAS Hobart Waterfront|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 2108|
- IMAS Deputy Director
- Associate Dean (Research)
- Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Collaborations and Infrastructure)
Research and Projects
Current research activities are in ice shelf dynamics, fracturing/calving processes, ice shelf-ocean interaction; global sea level from satellite altimetry, tide gauges and GPS. My main research activities are linked to the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre research programs.
For a full list of publication go to http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-4425-2012
He has over 25 years' experience as a researcher and academic in the Australian university sector. He has held positions at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, The University of Sydney, and from January 1993 at the University of Tasmania - where he also held a joint appointment with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research.
From March 2004-July 2009, he was Professor of Marine Science and Director of the Centre for Marine Science at UTAS, and also the Director of the joint CSIRO-UTAS PhD Program in Quantitative Marine Science. His research covers the areas of geodesy, physical oceanography and glaciology, focusing on understanding the role of the oceans and cryosphere in the global climate system using observations, theory and modelling, with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Geodesy, GPS;
- Glaciology, glacier mass balance, sea-level rise;
- Ocean and climate change
He was Executive Director (Physical, Mathematical and Information Sciences) at the Australian Research Council for the period July 2009-Sept 2012.