Research Group Summary
Gateway Antarctica is a centre for Antarctic studies and research at the University. The centre aims to contribute to increased understanding and more effective management of the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean. As a centre for research, Gateway Antarctica plays a leading role in the quest for knowledge in a diverse range of national and international Antarctic projects.
The main objectives of the centre are:
1. To stimulate, co-ordinate and facilitate excellent interdisciplinary Antarctic research.
2. To stimulate and create, as appropriate, new teaching initiatives related to the Antarctic.
3. To encourage international scholarship and debate on the polar regions and their global significance, providing a conduit for academic and research input into policy development.
4. To be a knowledge gateway through the gathering, storage and access to Antarctic data.
5. To expand knowledge and solve problems through the synthesis and presentation of results from a diverse range of research.
6. To disseminate and advance knowledge through teaching, conferences, seminars, publication, policy work and submissions.
7. To advocate effectively nationally and internationally on Antarctic issues.
8. To attract and manage varied funding streams such as student related income, sponsorship and consultancy revenue, to ensure financial viability of Gateway Antarctica within the UC.
9. To act in accordance with the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the