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Effect of deep-sea drilling on sustainability of deep-sea ecosystems. [ 2007-08-29 - 2010-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0775183]

Researchers: Pattiaratchi, Charitha (Chief Investigator) Charitha Pattiaratchi (Chief Investigator) Dr Adele Pile (Chief Investigator) Dr Danielle Skropeta (Chief Investigator) Dr Murray Thomson (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Effect of deep-sea drilling on sustainability of deep-sea ecosystems. Offshore oil and gas production makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy and enhances our energy security. Australia's vast deep-sea reserves of hydrocarbons lie on the NW Shelf and in Bass Strait, ecological 'hot spots' that are extremely vulnerable to the impact of exploration, extraction and production. Using deep-sea equipment, we will conduct the field experiments that are essential to understanding these ecosystems and the impact of deep-sea structures. Our advances will produce data and develop methodologies that will make Australia a world leader in reconciling our deep-sea energy and environmental needs.

Funding Amount $489,118

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Prof David Booth

orcid : 0000-0002-8256-1412

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