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)
52
countries
are members of the antarctic treaty (2015)

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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Researcher Profile
> Prof Nathan Bindoff

Title

Head, Oceans and Cryosphere Program, IMAS

About

Nathan is one of just a few scientists who have been a coordinating lead author twice and contributed to the IPCC winning the Noble Peace Prize in 2007, shared …

Currently researching

Professor Bindoff currently collaborates with the group at the National Oceanographic Centre (UK) on…

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> Dr Julia Jabour

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Senior Lecturer in Law and Policy

About

Dr Julia Jabour is a member of the Ocean & Antarctic Governance Research Program at IMAS. She has been researching, writing, and lecturing on polar governance f…

Currently researching

Current research projects include: Jabour J (in press) 'Antarctic Economic Activities: Areas Beyond …

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> Prof Marcus Haward

Title

Theme leader for Ocean and Antarctic Governance

About

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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> Prof Ben Richardson

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Professor of Environmental Law

About

Professor Benjamin J. Richardson is a scholar of environmental law who holds a joint professorial appointment with the UTAS Faculty of Law and the Institute for…

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Major current research focuses on the relationship between time and environmental governance, of whi…

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> Dr Jeff McGee

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Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Marine and Antarctic Law

About

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

Currently researching

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

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> Dr Elizabeth Leane

Title

Associate Professor of English and ARC Future Fellow

About

Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane holds an ARC Future Fellow split between the School of Humanities and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.…

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Elizabeth frequently collaborates with other researchers in a range of disciplines, co-authoring and…

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 30, 2015