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  Fast, reliable and secure wireless IoT chaos-based communication
  Dr M S Baptista
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project tackles scientific issues aimed at creating and laying the mathematical foundations of an innovative Wireless IoT Communication System…
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Acoustic detection & characterisation of cod in the north east Atlantic
  Dr P Fernandes, Prof J Dick
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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After decades of overexploitation in the 20th century, most fish stocks in the North east Atlantic are now sustainably fished and showing strong signs of recovery (Fernandes and Cook, 2013).
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: The interaction between carbonates, igneous intrusions and CO2 in the ocean system
  Dr D Muirhead, Dr K O'Driscoll
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Contact metamorphism of carbonaceous sedimentary rocks can lead to the release of significant volumes of gases, particularly CO2 and related fluids.
  QUADRAT DTP: Assessing the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to climate change in the North East Atlantic
  Dr C T Marshall, Dr P Collins
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Climate vulnerability is the degree to which a system is susceptible to, or unable to cope with, the adverse effects of climate change.
  QUADRAT DTP: Co-evolution of Earth and Life: are land plants good for coral reefs?
  Dr A Brasier, Dr J Sigwart
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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For the first four billion years of its history, the Earth was a fundamentally different planet to that which we know today. the only green covering on land (if any) was provided by mats of microbes.
  QUADRAT DTP: Development of artificial reefs: design, scientific monitoring, environment impact and management in North/Irish Seas
  Prof F Kuepper, Dr M Sonebi
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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With the population growth along coastlines the demand of infrastructure for various societal needs such as transportation (ports), energies (pipelines…
  QUADRAT DTP: Impact of climate change on stability of sponge-microbe symbiosis
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof M Emmerson
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project aims to understand the biodiversity and stability (resilience and resistance) of sponge-microbe symbiosis following multiple environmental perturbations influenced by climate change.
  QUADRAT DTP: Is macroalgal carbon sequestration the ’elephant in the Blue Carbon room’ ?
  Prof U Witte, Dr K O'Driscoll
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Marine plants draw down CO2, and in a world of rising atmospheric CO2 levels carbon sinks in vegetated coastal ecosystems can sequester CO2 on geological time scales and are now referred to as ’Blue Carbon’.
  QUADRAT DTP: New methods for the ’visualisation’ of dynamic and multi-dimensional data in Earth and environmental systems
  Dr C Bond, Prof J McKinley
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Digitalisation and large, multi-dimensional, dynamic data are now the main stay of Earth and Environmental Science, but how we visualise, handle, analyse and make decisions from these datasets is still a significant challenge.
  Exploitation and production from Methane Hydrate reservoirs (Arctic and Subsea porous media)
  Dr P Jadhawar, Dr J Derksen
Applications accepted all year round

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Naturally occurring gas (mostly methane) hydrates along the continental margins (coastal offshore) and permafrost sediments are the clean source of energy outnumbering the rest forms of conventional energy sources.
  Stratified shear flows in inclined pipes
  Dr Y Tanino, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Stably stratified shear flows are ubiquitous in the environment and industrial systems. In the atmosphere such flows are associated with clear air turbulence.
  Mate choice, and mate choice copying in cuttlefish
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr G Cooke, Dr S Mowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Regional 3D atmosphere and ocean models to quantify the impact of oceanic sources on the regional Hg budget.
  Dr N Pirrone
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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To improve the modelling of Hg red-ox chemistry schemes in the atmosphere and implement exchange processes between the ocean and the atmosphere to facilitate the coupling between 3D atmospheric and oceanic models; to evaluate model updates using observational data and investigate the role of oceanic emissions; to investigate the impact of emission changes on Hg cycling in Europe.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Exploration of long-term observational data sets to examine ocean/atmosphere exchange processes of Hg.
  Dr R Ebinghaus
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Long-term atmospheric data sets with high time resolution are existing for a globally increasing number of sites with the earliest ones starting already in 1995.
  Causes and Consequences of Giant Submarine Landslides, New Zealand
  Research Group: Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering
  Dr U Nicholson, Prof D Stow
Application Deadline: 2 February 2020

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Submarine landslides are increasingly recognised as a major geological hazard, both to subsea infrastructure and coastal communities.
  Fully funded PhD Studentship: Computational / data science techniques to improve and integrate weather forecasting in business decision-making
  Prof M D Piggott
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a four year full-time PhD studentship to work on a research project jointly with Imperial College London (the departments of Earth Science & Engineering, Physics and Mathematics and Shell (the Data Science Centre for Excellence).
  13 PhD funded studentships at ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

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These awards are for 3.5 years and include full UK/EU fees and a living allowance of £15,009 (based on the current UKRI rates).
  ONE Planet DTP - Ocean circulation and ice shelf melting in the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica. (Ref: OP202025)
  Prof A Jenkins
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Around most of its margin the Antarctic Ice Sheet is shielded from the warmth of the Southern Ocean by colder waters that have been cooled to near the freezing point by heat loss to the atmosphere.
  ONE Planet DTP - The development and evolution of Caribbean coral reef islands (Ref: OP20230)
  Dr H East
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Coral reef islands are low-lying (. In order to better predict how reef islands may respond to future environmental change, it is important to understand how they have responded to past environmental changes, including in sea level.
  The development and evolution of Caribbean coral reef islands (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/GES/EAST)
  Dr H East
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Coral reef islands are low-lying (. In order to improve predictions of how reef islands may respond to future environmental change, it is important to understand how they have responded to past environmental changes, including in sea level.
  13 PhD funded studentships at ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

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These awards are for 3.5 years and include full UK/EU fees and a living allowance of £15,009 (based on the current UKRI rates).
  QUADRAT DTP: PALLADIA: ParAíba do suL deLtA seDImentary dynAmics
  Dr R Flood, Dr C North
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Approximately half a billion people live on or near deltas, often in megacities with deltas understood as sensitive environments under pressure.
  The role of terrestrial Hg in coastal and open oceans.
  Dr S Jonsson
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Biological uptake of inorganic Hg by bacteria (HgII) and monomethylmercury (MMHg) at the base of aquatic food web are critical steps in Hg’s biogeochemical cycle linking its sources to its inherent environmental risk.
  The fluid mechanics of nature-based solutions for coastal protection
  Prof R Lowe, Prof M Ghisalberti
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available in the Oceans Graduate School at the University of Western Australia within the Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.
  Clouds in Earth’s changing climate
  Dr T Dinh
Applications accepted all year round

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Clouds are the largest source of uncertainty in climate models’ prediction of global climate change.
  Artificial Intelligence Tactical Decision Aid for Management of Naval Sensors and Autonomous Vehicles
  Dr A Hunter, Mr M Donnelly
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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In naval tactical operations, it is necessary to optimally deploy and position a finite number of vehicles (manned and autonomous) in order to maximise the combined detection coverage of their sonar sensing systems over a geographical area of interest.
  Isotopic fingerprints of novel sources and sinks for atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) (KAISERJU20SCIO)
  Prof J Kaiser, Dr P Suntharalingam
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the third-most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas and the most important currently emitted ozone-depleting substance.
  Using underwater robots to measure the breathing of the ocean (ROBINSONCU20SCIO)
  Prof C Robinson, Dr G Dall'Olmo
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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The problem. The ocean is running out of oxygen, thereby reducing the volume of water in which oxygen breathing fish can live. Yet our understanding of how microbial respiration, the main process removing oceanic oxygen, is affected by increasing temperature, is severely limited.
  Tropical weather systems and their global impacts: How will they evolve with climate change? (MATTHEWSAU20SCIO)
  Prof A J Matthews, Prof D Stevens
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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The eastern Indian and western Pacific Oceans form the “tropical warm pool”, the largest area of warm ocean on the planet. The warm pool provides the heat and moisture for the most intense atmospheric convection (thousands of cumulonimbus clouds) on Earth.
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