To help the world community prepare for climate risks emerging from East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean by integrating knowledge of the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere and ecosystems, and their interplay. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS) is a collaboration between Australian universities, government agencies and international research institutions. […]


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 […]

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 […]


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VACANCIES Reserach Associate – Ocean Modelling Program 1 I ANU The position of Research Associate Ocean Modelling aims to better understand the oceanic processes which control the delivery of heat to Antarctica’s continental shelf and adjacent ice shelves, using high resolution ocean-sea ice modelling. Key science questions include 1) understanding projected ocean feedbacks on basal […]

PhD Projects

PhD PROJECTS ACEAS Student Projects and Scholarships From the second half of 2021, a number of PhD research projects related to the research programs of the Centre will be advertised here and on Australian university partner web sites for proposed commencement in January 2022 and beyond.  Applicants will be able to apply for Stipend Scholarships […]


Enquiries Professor Matt King, Director E: Indi Hodgson-Johnston, Chief Operating Officer E: Melissa Lyne, ACEAS Communications Officer E: P: (+61 (0)415 514 328) Get in Touch Preview modal- Office Address ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, 20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania, […]

Stakeholder Engagement

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT The Centre aspires to make significant contributions in four ways: Research impact: develop knowledge to help reduce the impact of unexpected developments and the passing of tipping points in the East Antarctic and the adjacent Southern Ocean Establishing fundamental datasets and tools of international significance: revealing key processes, observations of state and change, […]