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Climatology & Climate Change (systems engineering) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Near Real-Time Multiscale Hybrid Surface Water Flooding Risk Forecasting. PhD in Engineering (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr A Chen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Albert Chen, Department of Engineering, Centre for Water Systems, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Digital twins for natural flood management
  Dr X Xia, Prof Q Liang, Dr J Zhao, Dr A Nicholson
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU12. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  SCENARIO - Atmosphere blocking dynamics: Persistence, re-intensification and interaction with other weather systems
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr O Martinez-Alvarado, Dr R Schiemann, Dr K Hodges
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Atmospheric blocking occurs when persistent high-pressure systems (or anticyclones) remain quasi-stationary over a given location or region at mid- or high-latitudes.
  ONE Planet DTP - Is the future of urban drainage systems blue-green or grey? (OP20218)
  Dr C Walsh
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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In England, 3.2 million households are located in areas at risk of surface water flooding, with annual damages exceeding £300 million.
  Water Engineering: Complex Natural River Flow Modelling and Flood Analysis
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Dr J Pu
Applications accepted all year round

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The study on flooding, and identifying suitable ways to mitigate floods, have become a top priority for Government and the Environmental Agency, due to increasing flood frequency and intensity around the UK.
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Modelling coupled human-water systems: Characterising human-water interactions and their impacts on future water scarcity
  Dr G Coxon
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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By 2050, it is projected that England will be facing severe water supply shortages due to climate change and increasing demand from growing populations and societal development.
  Mitigation, adaptation, built asset management and climate change
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Prof K Jones, Dr A Coday
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  QUADRAT DTP: Microbial social lives: A multi-scale systems approach to decode microbial metabolic networks
  Dr D Kumaresan, Dr J C Comte, Dr R Doherty
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Methane (CH4), a potent greenhouse gas, is next only to CO2 with a global warming potential of 34.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Centre for Environmental Policy and School of Public Health, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Ocean acidification monitoring using novel sensing technologies on marine autonomous platforms
  Dr S Loucaides, Dr N Lawrence, Dr M Mowlem, Dr A Nightingale
Application Deadline: 4 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution the ocean has become more acidic due to uptake of atmospheric CO2, a process that is projected to continue under current scenarios.
  Forever Blowing Bubbles: Quantifying Methane Discharge from Inland Water Systems (IAPETUS2 Project)
  Dr A Bass, Dr C Gauchotte-Lindsay
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Methane (CH4) is one of the most potent greenhouse gases and a significant regulator of global climate. Significant CH4 degassing occurs from inland aquatic systems, but substantial variability in spatial and temporal flux rates mean quantifying and characterising this pathway is challenging.
  Temporal and Spatial Carbon Cycle Dynamics of an Evolving Tropical Delta (IAPETUS 2 Project)
  Dr A Bass, Dr P Gulliver
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Deltas and associated wetlands are a relatively minor surface feature, comprising less than 4-6% of the terrestrial land area. However, deltas have a disproportionately critical role in carbon stocks and fluxes, a role that is subject to dynamic changes both natural and anthropogenic.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics? Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics? Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

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Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics? Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics.
  PhD studentship in Urban Ecohydrology
  Dr G Manoli
Application Deadline: 25 December 2019

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Despite the rapid urbanization of our planet and the significance of cities in human societies, our ability to sustainably design urban systems is limited.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Linking large-scale oceanic and atmospheric forcings to local scale flooding via machine learning
  Dr T Kjeldsen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Sustainability, Water and Future Resource Security
  Prof C D F Rogers
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Birmingham in collaboration with United Utilities presents a remarkable opportunity to 2 PhD students. we are offering two fully-funded PhD studentships (fees and stipend) to take a high level view of the water treatment and supply system, and wastewater removal and treatment system, respectively.
  Ocean heat waves or frozen seas: can we make seasonal ocean forecasts? PhD in Mathematics (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr J Catto
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Jennifer Catto, Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Using microfluidic technology to measure and identify atmospheric ice nucleating particles
  Prof B Murray, Dr J Shim, Dr D McCluskey
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Summary. Our lack of knowledge of how clouds will respond to a changing climate represent one of the largest sources of uncertainty in our projections of future climate (Tan et al., 2016).
  Parasite communities in the wild: passengers or drivers?
  Dr D Childs, Prof A Fenton, Dr A Pedersen
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Parasites are ubiquitous in natural systems, and although they can have significant negative effects on host fitness, their observed impacts are often weak or undetectable.
  ONE Planet DTP - Developing a methodology to measure and optimise the impacts of climate change on urban building environment (Ref: OP20283)
  Dr Z Qian
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Following the Government heating and energy target guidelines to improved building performance it is important to consider building design and human activities when examining the impact of changing microclimate due to climate change.
  ONE Planet DTP - Quantifying the effects of climate change on Infrastructure Networks (OP20217)
  Dr S Wilkinson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This project will use the latest generation of convection permitting climate models to answer the question “are we now at the stage where climate models can be used to ask multifaceted questions about how our societies may be directly affected by a changed climate?”.
  ONE Planet DTP - The potential of endophyte application to manage the crop microbiome for climate resilient and Anthropocene-alligned farming (OP20222)
  Prof N Boonham
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Endophytes within plant tissues can provide mutiple benefits to their hosts, including buffering against climate shocks (e.g. drought, heat stress) or pest and pathogen outbreaks.
  Using low-order climate models to identify safe pathways for the Atlantic Ocean Circulation. PhD in Mathematics (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof P Ashwin
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Peter Ashwin, Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  SCENARIO - Soil microbial carbon metabolism for climate positive soils
  Dr E J Shaw, Dr M Redmile-Gordon, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Soils are essential to human well-being because they perform multiple functions that underpin the provision of ecosystem services that sustain life and regulate climate.
  ONE Planet DTP - Ocean wave field and climate monitoring with a GNSS Wave Glider (OP20292)
  Dr N Penna
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Ocean wave field monitoring is needed for climatology, as it controls the input of wind stress into the oceanic mixed layer and thereby serves as a control for the global ocean climate.
  ONE Planet DTP - From plastics to protein: The potential of entomodigestion to process waste plastics into low-carbon, low emission protein (OP20202)
  Dr D George
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The functional role of biological organisms as decomposers in natural systems is well studied, with bioremediation representing an anthropomorphised function of this key ecosystem service.
  ONE Planet DTP - Geospatial big data analytics for global water security (OP20265)
  Prof J Mills
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Global water security – ensuring a reliable and acceptable quantity and quality of water, and managing water-related risks for all – is foundational to sustainable development.
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