Research outcomes 1997


There has been a continuing high level of activity within GEMOC's research program as evidenced by the papers published in peer-reviewed journals (Appendix 2) and international collaborations: the breadth is also shown by the selection of abstract titles of conference papers presented in 1997 (or submitted for presentation in 1998) (Appendix 4).

Other performance indicators include:

  • increased collaboration between nodes and other participants: new collaborations with the University of Sydney and LaTrobe. This includes four new ARC applications based on strong cross-institution collaboration.
  • development of research strategic plan to address the two major umbrella project initiatives: implementation of the first stage with seeding grants, postgraduate projects and new ARC applications for 1998 funding
  • two new Large ARC grants successful for 1998 funding
  • a new 3-year collaborative project with Nanjing University funded by AusAID ACILP
  • formal new interaction with the Tasmanian Geological Survey for the Tasmanian strand of the Tasmanide Project with joint fieldwork
  • increased interaction with La Trobe University: increased collaboration with Professor A. Gleadow's Fission Track Group and the zircon/apatite trace element geochemistry project (Elena Belousova PhD); integration of crustal and mantle models to understand Cretaceous uplift of the Kaapvaal craton
  • interaction with CSIRO increased: technology development and collaborative research (resistate minerals project, mantle petrology, stable and radiogenic isotopic applications and interaction with the Geodynamics CRC)
  • interaction with AGSO increased with the Proterozoic Granite and Mineralisation Project and in seismology through the Seismic Tomography Consortium.
  • interaction continued with Professor Brian Kennett's Group at RSES, ANU
  • new collaboration through joint project with Dr V. Bennett (RSES at ANU) for Re/Os mantle studies
  • collaboration with Dr I. Jackson (RSES at ANU) for acoustic velocity studies on Kerguelen xenoliths
  • new collaboration with the Geological Museum, Paris for determination of S and Re/Os in mantle rocks
  • new collaboration with the University of St Etienne linking to an international consortium study of the Kerguelen Plateau and the Crozet Islands
  • new collaboration with the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble to study accreted/subcreted oceanic plateaux in Ecuador
  • Funding (see Appendix 5 for details)

Annual Report 1997