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Take a walk down memory lane and remind yourself of our key achievements.


2015 - Presented research from CADWAGO project at Royal Society in London

CADWAGO has received more than one million Euros in funding from three European philanthropic organisations; Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Volkswagen Foundation, Compagnia di San Paolo and has seen key researchers advise European governments about best practice for dealing with flooding events based on researching events from around the world.

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Most read article in the prestigious academic journal Australian Geographer in its 116-year history

In 2016, a research paper, co-written by Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn (SRC) and University of New England linguist Associate Professor Nick Reid, explored Aboriginal stories from 21 places around Australia’s coastline, each of which described a time when sea levels were significantly lower than today. Over three years of research, they concluded that as current sea levels in Australia were reached 7,000 years ago, the stories about the coastline stretching much further out to sea had to pre-date that time.

SRC research nationally ranked through ERA as world leaders in their field

SRC received $1.242 m in external research income during 2015, were successful in 16 new projects worth over $2m, and contributed the majority of the USC outputs towards the ERA assessment of 5 (well above world average) in the field of ‘environmental science and management’ (Field of Research code 0502).

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