The ARC Special Research initiative (SRI) for Antarctic Gateway Partnership funding agreement ceased 30 June 2020. These pages are archived, however remain active for viewing purposes. From 2014-2020 the Antarctic Gateway Partnership undertook world class research in four cross disciplinary themes, employing over 50 researchers and technicians, training 30 PhD students and producing 400 high impact research papers.
We acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council for funding the Special Research Initiative, and the three partner organisations University of Tasmania, CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division for their contributions to the research.
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 $32 million over four years for the Antarctic Gateway Partnership is being provided through the Australian Research Council's Special Research Initiatives scheme.