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David Riley

PhD Studentship in Assessing the viability of Arctic hydrate exploitation

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Hi, I'm David Riley and I am a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar receiving funding support from the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, University of Southampton.

This research aims to evaluate a future resource with enormous potential, combining an assessment of their economic potential with a thorough study of the potential socio-environmental impacts of exploiting the resource.

My PhD will couple analysis of existing gas hydrate resources with a full socio-economic survey of the Arctic, focussing on a few key locations where exploration is the most viable. It is hoped in this way to provide analysis of the potential benefits and pitfalls of development on this region, and the effects it will have on all relevant stakeholders.

Supervisory team: Prof Tim Minshull (FNES), Dr Marije Schaafsma (FSHMS), Dr Hector Marin Moreno (NOC).

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