The ANU Research Office formally submitted the ARC LIEF Grant lead by Prof. Eelco Rohling on the 31st March.

Through February-March 2020, an 18-month ARC LIEF proposal has been proposed to cover IODP subscription and ANZIC organisation of Australian-New Zealand IODP interests. 13 Universities and 2 Partner Institutions have taken part. The bid was led by Prof. Eelco Rohling from the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, and concerns a total value of $4.74M, of which $3M is requested from the ARC.

If awarded, the project start date will be 1 January 2021.