Our objective is to help communities prepare for climate risks emerging from East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. We will do this by integrating knowledge of the region’s ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems. The evolution of the East Antarctic and the Southern Ocean affects most of the global population, exacerbating and mitigating climate change’s impacts […]


ABOUT The consequences of changes in the Antarctic, including sea-level rise, extreme weather events, alterations to rainfall patterns, and fisheries impacts, will be profoundly costly to Australia. However, the speed and scale of future change remains poorly understood. The Centre will combine new field data with innovative models to revolutionise predictions of the future of […]

Participating Universities

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES The Centre was formed by a consortium of eight Australian universities led by University of Tasmania, University of NSW and Australian National University. Other Australian University partners are The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, The University of Melbourne, the University of Canberra, and the University of South Australia. The Centre is formally […]

Our Research

OUR RESEARCH The ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS) has supported the research undertaken in the following research publications:

Advisory Board

ADVISORY BOARD The Advisory Board’s role is to advise and assist Centre management by guiding the development of strategies and vision for the future; and by serving as a vehicle for creating linkages between stakeholders including in academia, industry and government. Mary O’Kane Chairperson About Mary Mary is a computer engineer who is pioneering research […]

Management Committee

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE The Management Committee’s role is to advise and assist the Director to oversee and review the delivery of programs of research, and other activities of the Centre, that are aligned with its strategies, vision, and key performance indicators. Matt King Director of ACEAS About Matt Matt looks at how and why the Earth […]



Federal government announces $804m funding for Antarctic science (listen)

Federal government announces $804m funding for Antarctic science (listen)


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How is a changing climate changing the water cycle?

How is a changing climate changing the water cycle? by A/Prof Jan Zika, ACEAS Chief Investigator We need to understand how climate change is affecting the long-term patterns of rainfall and evaporation on Earth. Our new study, led by Dr Taimoor Sohail, an Associate Investigator with ACEAS, outlines a way to track the water cycle by […]