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Climate Research Grants Program - closed

Under Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021, the Tasmanian Government is supporting Tasmanian businesses, industry and the community to prepare for the risks and opportunities of a changing climate.

The Climate Research Grants Program offered grants of up to $50,000 towards climate change projects that support research, and/or the development of decision support tools, that align with one or more of these seven Tasmanian priority research areas:

  1. Compound extreme events
  2. Agriculture sector
  3. Biosecurity and invasive pests
  4. Tourism sector
  5. Health and wellbeing
  6. Aquaculture and wild fisheries
  7. Tools for decision making

Applications for this program closed on Friday 12 June 2020.

The grants program was heavily oversubscribed, with a large number of high quality applications requesting a total in excess of the available funding. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application.

Successful grant applicants

OrganisationProjectAmount
Compound extreme events
University of Tasmania (UTAS)Understanding the economic burden of climate-related extreme events: A framework to support future planning and decision making in the health care sector$49,528
Agriculture sector
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment - Natural and Cultural Heritage DivisionIncorporating Downscaled Climate Projections for Enterprise Suitability and Versatility Maps at 2030 and 2050$49,909
DairyTas Board IncorporatedStrategies to reduce the carbon footprint of Tasmanian dairy farms$50,000
Cradle Coast AuthorityOnline Property Management Planning (PMP) Climate Change Module$16,000
Biosecurity and invasive pests
UTASEvaluation of the susceptibility of Tasmania’s agricultural sector to insect pest species under a changing climate$49,744
Derwent Catchment ProjectBiosecurity preparedness in a changing climate: regional planning for the Derwent Catchment$49,920
UTAS Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)Mapping warming reefs for management strategy evaluation$45,532
Tourism sector
Tourism Industry Council TasmaniaTasmania’s future as a carbon neutral visitor destination$50,000
Port Arthur Historic Site Management AuthorityRadcliffe Creek – Understanding complex climate change impacts on a complex cultural heritage site$40,000
Health and wellbeing
CSIROLutruwita Aboriginal Shell Practice and Ocean Change$50,000
UTASActive Travel: A climate change mitigation strategy to benefit the health of all Tasmanians$49,990
Aquaculture and wild fisheries
UTAS IMASAssessing multidecadal climate-driven shifts for Tasmanian marine species$48,314
UTAS IMASAssessment and communication of risks to Tasmanian aquaculture and fisheries from marine heatwaves$49,973
Tools for decision making
UTASA fire regime model for planned burning and ecological management in a changing climate$49,743
UTASDeveloping climate adaptation models to guide climate-resilient forest revegetation$48,305
The University of MelbourneTrees on farms: a tool for decision making$50,000
Total$746,958

For further information please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office by email: climatechange@dpac.tas.gov.au or by telephone: (03) 6232 7173.