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Ben Galton-Fenzi

Senior Scientist, University of Tasmania

Ben Galton-Fenzi is a senior research scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division, and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania.

His research interests include:

- Antarctic mass budget and sea level
- Numerical modelling of ice and oceans
- Processes occuring between the ocean and sea ice, icebergs and ice shelves

Service, committees and memberships:

- Theme leader, Cryosphere-Ocean Interactions Theme, Australian Research Council Antarctic Gateway Special Research Initiative, University of Tasmania.
- Project co-Leader, Ocean Forced Evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Project, Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania.
- Co-chair for the second Ice Shelf Ocean Model Intercomparison Project, ISOMIP+ component of the Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP), a World Climate Research Program/Cryosphere and Climate targeted activity.
- Member, World Climate Research Program/Cryosphere and Climate/Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (WCRP/CliC/SCAR) Southern Ocean Regional Panel.
- Member, coordination committee for the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) in the Southern Hemisphere.


  • 2015–present
    Senior research scientist, Australian Antarctic Division
  • 2013–2014
    Research scientist, Australian Antarctic Division
  • 2009–2013
    Ice-Shelf/Ocean Modeller, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre


  • 2009 
    University of Tasmania and CSIRO, Ph.D. (Quantitative Marine Science)