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Crossing the Green Sea: maritime mobility, trans-oceanic interaction and remote island colonisation in the tropical Indian Ocean [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0986991]

Researchers Prof AJ Anderson; Dr SG Haberle; Dr GR Clark

Brief description Australia is an Indian Ocean nation. It is strategically and politically important to understand our Indian Ocean neighbours, including small island nations such as the Maldives and Seychelles. Researching their history is part of this process. Building a collaborative research capacity between Australian and other Indian Ocean scholars, publishing the results of research, building them into educational curricula, and maintaining a pool of Indian Ocean scholarly expertise in Australia is a national and community benefit. In addition, research results on the history of human colonisation and human impact on vulnerable environments will be significant to Australia as an island nation.

Funding Amount $629,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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