Climate Science for Australia's Future

Potential Research Projects

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Why Study at ACE?

ACE and our partners are committed to educating the climate change, oceanography, polar and ecology researchers of tomorrow. ACE offers the opportunity for multidisciplinary research in Hobart, Tasmania, a key hub of marine and polar research, both nationally and internationally. At ACE you will be able to undertake important research that is translated into tangible outputs for uptake by governments, industry and the community. Our research makes a difference.

Our supervisors are leading international researchers in their field.

  • Support and training while developing research skills
  • Training in skills such as quantitative (mathematical and computational) techniques, project management, career development and commercialisation
  • Opportunity for field work, where applicable, in Antarctica and Southern Ocean
  • Support for travel to attend conferences and international exchanges
  • The opportunity to work with world-leading researchers
  • The opportunity to work with research users throughout their projects

View: Pier van der Merwe discusses life as a PhD student at ACE CRC

Alex Fraser, PhD Student

Alex Fraser

“I recentlysubmitted my PhD thesis, entitled East Antarctic Landfast Sea-Ice Distribution and Variability. Originally from Devonport, in the north-west of Tasmania, I moved to Hobart at the beginning of my undergraduate degree nine years ago. Hobart is a fantastic place for Antarctic research, with several institutes combining to form a critical mass of Antarctic researchers.
Completing my PhD at the ACE CRC has been an incredibly rewarding experience. It is great to be able to interact with world-class scientists on a daily basis. In particular, there are so many opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration at ACE, especially with IMAS also being located on the UTAS Sandy Bay campus.

Being an ACE CRC-affiliated PhD candidate certainly has its advantages in terms of supporting travel and field work. For example, during my candidature I attended two high-profile international conferences (in Tromsø, Norway, and Cape Town, South Africa), a sea-ice field training course in Hokkaido, Japan, and participated in the six-week Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems eXperiment (SIPEX) voyage off the East Antarctic coast (see www.sipex.aq).”