[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE170100219]
Researchers Prof Pere Masque; Prof Paul Lavery; Prof Brent McInnes; Dr Pauline Grierson; Prof Malcolm McCulloch; Dr Christian Sanders; Dr Peter Macreadie; Prof Philip Boyd; A/Prof Zanna Chase; Prof Catherine Lovelock; Prof Rod Connolly; Dr Mat Vanderklift
Brief description This project aims to establish an environmental radioactivity research centre, equipped with ultra-low background and high-resolution alpha and gamma spectrometry systems, radon detectors and radium delayed coincidence counters. The centre will address a critical demand in Australia for precise analysis of a large suite of natural and artificial radionuclides, which will be used as tracers and chronological tools to investigate key questions in oceanography and the mining and energy, archaeological, agricultural, and forestry sectors. The facility is expected to substantially increase expertise and training in radionuclides in Australia, and promote high-level research collaborations and outputs of both national and international significance. Major outcomes of the proposed facility include better understanding of how oceans regulate climate and improved capacity to assess effects of radiation on natural ecosystems.
Funding Amount 170000
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities