Research

Oceans & Cryosphere

800,000
years of climate record is held in the oldest ice core
Benthic
species live on the bottom of the ocean floor
50%
of benthic southern ocean species are endemic (unique)
53
countries
are members of the antarctic treaty (2017)

Our Oceans and Cryosphere Centre includes law, policy, observational oceanography, ocean modelling, and cryospheric research. We lead Australian research in blue-water oceanography and postgraduate training. We work in the Antarctic, Southern Ocean and temperate oceans.

Many of the studies undertaken have global scale and frequently contribute to the latest climate change assessments used in the reports of the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change and the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings.  We report our research in peer reviewed literature, conferences, news media and social networks.

Our researchers are always interested in hearing from talented students with good research skills and a passion for understanding how the oceans work.  We also have capabilities in e-Research operated by TPAC on behalf of Australian and IMAS researchers

The four key activities in this centre are: Antarctic and ocean governance; physical oceanography; bio-geochemical oceanography; and, marine geophysics.

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> Prof Neil Holbrook

Title

Centre Head, Oceans & Cryosphere

About

Neil Holbrook is Professor of Ocean and Climate Dynamics, and Head of the Centre for Oceans & Cryosphere.…

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Neil's research interests include the ocean's role in climate, ocean & climate dynamics, and climate…

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> Prof Marcus Haward

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Theme leader for Ocean and Antarctic Governance

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Professor Marcus Haward is a political scientist specialising in oceans and Antarctic governance and marine resources management at the Institute for Marine and…

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Professor Haward is currently working on governance related to the implementation of the ecosystems …

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> Dr Jeff McGee

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Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Marine and Antarctic Law

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Dr Jeff McGee is the Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Marine and Antarctic Law at the University of Tasmania.…

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Research collaboration in global climate change policy with Assistant Professor Sylvia Karlsson-Vink…

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> Dr Maxim Nikurashin

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Lecturer; ARC DECRA Fellow

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Dr Maxim Nikurashin was awarded his PhD degree in Physical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Instit…

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Maxim is currently involved in collaborative projects with MIT and WHOI in the USA and the National …

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> Dr Andreas Klocker

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Research Fellow

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Dr Andreas Klocker is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). His work focuses on understanding ocean turbulence and its e…

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Mixing hot spots in the Southern Ocean: processes, parameterisations and impacts…

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> Dr Delphine Lannuzel

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ARC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Delphine Lannuzel is an ARC DECRA fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She is interested in the field of sea ice biogeochemistry.…

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Dr Delphine Lannuzel is a specialist in sea ice biogeochemistry, based at the Institute for Marine a…

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 1, 2019