Antarctic Science for a Sustainable Future

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.

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.

Our researchers Distinguished Professor Peter Corke, Associate Professor Felipe Gonzalez and Professor Matthew Dunbabin are key members of the SAEF research team.

Learn more about what our researchers are contributing to this important initiative, and explore the possibility of joining their projects as a research student.