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SMMI PhD projects advertising now

Published: 8 December 2017
SMMI PhD studentships

SMMI has an annual allocation of funds to support cross-disciplinary PhD research studentships, spanning supervision in at least two faculties.

These studentships are offered competitively across campus and are open to SMMI Members whose proposed project centres on interdisciplinary research. The candidate needs to have a degree with at least a Class 2(i) and be excellent as deemed by the selectors in the Faculty where the student will primarily be based. The SMMI studentships are available to UK and EU students and in exceptional cases international students. The SMMI studentships provide funding up to £10k per year for three years, with the supervisors and their faculties finding the rest of the required funding. We expect students to be fully funded (fees, stipend, RTSG).

It is anticipated that SMMI will support up to 6 studentships per year.

The following projects are currently being advertised

1.  Bayesian inversion of controlled source electromagnetic data for a laterally variable subsurface.

2.  Before ‘thalassocracies’: Reevaluating the boatbuilding tradition of the south Aegean islands and rethinking the Aegean maritime past during the Final Neolithic – Early Bronze Age period.

3.  The impact of sea level rise on the Solomon Islands.

4.  Influence of stress and fatigue on crew performance training requirements.

5.  Emergent relationships between coastal risk and coastal protection.

6.  Electronic documents of title and blockchain technologies.

7.  Detection and quantification of CO2 leakage from a sub-seafloor CO2 storage reservoir using artificial and natural tracers.

8.  Morphological evolution of tidal inlets: past, present, future. Case study of Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester Harbour inlets.

9.  Intelligent Big Data Analytics for Safer Ship Navigation in the Arctic Environment.

10. Ocean boundary-layer surveying robots.

11. Coral Arks: Innovative technologies to promote coral reef resilience.

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