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  Geostatistical models for parametric insurance triggers
  Dr B Youngman, Dr T Economou
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  The role of shared, connected and autonomous vehicles in urban emergency response for natural hazards. Project ID - SEBE0024
  Dr G Fountas, Dr A Fonzone
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Recent examples of severe natural hazards across the globe (e.g., wildfires in California, US and Attica, Greece in 2018; hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Florence in 2017 and 2018; Indonesian earthquake and tsunami in 2018) have highlighted the role of effective emergency response systems towards mitigating societal and economic impact.
  Seasonal to sub-decadal variability of extreme wind storms over Europe
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Severe extra-tropical cyclones are the major natural hazard for the North-Atlantic/European region and especially for the UK. Extreme winter seasons may see up to 15-20 strong, partly damage prone events hitting, e.g.
  Impact-cratering in Scotland: field investigation of the emplacement, sedimentology and environmental effects of a major impact-event
  Prof M J Branney, Prof S Davies
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
When asteroids collide with Earth they cause catastrophic air blasts, heat generation, earthquakes and tsunami that devastate the environment and biota.
  Multi-hazard risk and uncertainty quantification for rail infrastructure systems
  Dr S Kaewunruen
Applications accepted all year round
The University of Birmingham, as part of a multi-university multi-disciplinary rail research team, has recently been The University of Birmingham is host…
  High temperature properties of airborne dusts and their behaviour in aircraft engines
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr M Jones, Dr A Pawley, Prof M Gallagher
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
CASE STUDENTSHIP WITH ROLLS-ROYCE. Every year, an estimated 2,000 million tonnes of dust is carried up into the atmosphere, mainly during sand and dust storms.
  Assessing and forecasting risks of intense rainfall induced natural hazards on infrastructure networks
  Dr X Xia, Dr T Dijkstra
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Earthquakes and fault interaction in western Turkey (MILDONP19ARIES)
  Dr Z Mildon
Application Deadline: 8 January 2019
Scientific background. Western Turkey and the eastern Aegean Sea is a tectonically active region of north-south orientated extension that forms a series of east-west trending graben structures, with a historical record of large and damaging earthquakes.
  Drivers of development resilience on small islands
  Prof EL Tompkins, Prof D A Sear
Application Deadline: 12 January 2019
There are over 100,000 small islands globally, hosting ~1% of the world’s population. Small islands, by their nature are small, with limited land area, a small workforce, limited means of earning foreign exchange, a narrow economy and limited domestic markets.
  The Effect of Electromagnetic noise on the orientation of migratory birds
  Dr R Holland
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
Animals face many challenges as increased urbanisation impacts their ability to survive and reproduce. Nowhere is this more evident than in migratory birds.
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