Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) is an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative that aims to strengthen Antarctic science, policy and governance at a time of rapid environmental and geopolitical change. SAEF is led from Monash University’s Clayton Campus and brings together 30 organisations, both national and international, to deliver its program.
The initiative will deliver interdisciplinary science to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region, to deploy effective environmental stewardship strategies in the face of this change and to secure Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and science.
Research projects undertaken by the initiative are derived from three themes:
- Climate processes and change
- Biodiversity status and trends
- Supporting environmental stewardship.