Australia’s leading role in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science is in large measure a result of the long-standing commitment and shared scientific vision of the partners that make up the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC).
With strong backing from successive Australian governments, the ACE CRC’s research achievements have been a cornerstone of our nation’s efforts to understand, conserve and capture benefit from the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region.
In 2016, the ACE CRC celebrates 25 years of research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and the pages of this Highlights Booklet summarise some of the partnership’s many achievements.
The ACE CRC partnership has driven enormous improvements in our understanding of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and the region’s central role in the global climate system.
This research has transformed our understanding of the physical climate system and the impacts of climate change on the ecosystems of the Southern Ocean, while also informing government policy and delivering direct benefits to Australian industries.