Celebrating ARC Funding Success

Celebrating ARC Funding Success

Celebrating ARC Funding Success

Congratulations to Dr Aline Jaeckel on her success in the recent ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019!

Dr Aline Jaeckel was awarded $364,990 for her project "Mining the deep oceans: ensuring compliance with international obligations".

This project aims to influence the development of an effective compliance regime to minimise environmental harm from deep seabed mining, a new industry that poses great risks to ocean environments. This project will contribute to the current development of international mining regulations by translating best available science on environmental management into law and policy recommendations. The project will also analyse what laws nations need to adopt to ensure compliance of their mining operators and thereby avoid liability. This project will advance law of the sea scholarship and generate key environmental benefits by helping to minimise harm to the oceans. It also creates economic benefits for states by avoiding risk.

Only four DECRA projects in law were funded Australia-wide this round and Macquarie University's Faculty of Arts had a successful round with a total of four DECRAs being awarded.

Macquarie University has been awarded more than $14 million with 38 projects funded in the latest Australian Research Council (ARC) grants round, announced 27 November 2018.

Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) said the ARC grants were recognition not only of Macquarie’s past exceptional research performance but of Macquarie’s potential across a diverse set of research projects.

“I am delighted with the result as it demonstrates the rich research environment at the University that encourages our academics to greatness across a range of fields."

More information can be found at the Australian Research Council website.

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