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Offshore Ocean Farming

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Supervisor: Nicholas Townsend (Maritime Engineering)

Project description

Offshore ocean farms have huge potential however, all previous attempts at offshore ocean farming have been unsuccessful. A major challenge and vision is the ability to capture ambient energy and realise self-sufficient remote operation.

This is a major challenge because the recoverable power is highly dependent on the farm configuration and conditions (array layout, separation, number, wave direction) and the time varying hydrodynamic properties (with significant changes in wetted surface, porosity, permeability, mass, volume etc. over a growth cycle).

References: Austin, Alexandria, et al. "Novel concepts for offshore ocean farming." (2019).

Key Skills: Numerical Modelling, Experimental Hydrodynamics
Wave

Entry Requirements
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).

Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31 August 2020 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.

Funding: full tuition fees for EU/UK students plus for UK students, an enhanced stipend of £15,009 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years.

How To Apply

Applications should be made online here selecting “PhD Eng & Env (Full time)” as the programme. Please enter Nicholas Townsend under the proposed supervisor.

Applications should include:
Research Proposal
Curriculum Vitae
Two reference letters
Degree Transcripts to date
Apply online: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/how-to-apply/postgraduate-applications.page

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