SOFI studentships available in 2008
Eleven PhD studentships are available through the Strategic Oceans Funding Initiative (SOFI), each for a period of 3 years 6 months, provisionally from September/October 2008. Other start dates may be possible. These awards enable postgraduate students to receive training in research methods and to undertake research in a specific scientific area related to the Oceans 2025 programme (www.oceans2025.org) under the guidance of named supervisors, with the expectation that a PhD/DPhil thesis will result.
For information on individual topics, contact the lead supervisor, as identified below.
- Incorporation of frazil ice into a sea ice-ocean model. Supervisors: Dr DL Feltham (Univ College London firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr MA Morales Maqueda (POL). CASE with POL. NE/F012187/1.
- Improving decadal climate prediction in a warming world. Supervisors: Dr R Marsh (Univ of Southampton email@example.com), Dr R T Sutton (Univ of Reading), Dr D B Sinha (NOCS). NE/F012241/1.
- Optical and acoustic determination of the properties and flux of estuarine suspended particulate material under waves and tidal currents. Supervisors: Dr C Jago & Dr SE Jones (Bangor Univ firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr BD Moate (POL). NE/F01225X/1.
- The migration of large-scale bed forms in an estuarine environment: observation and parameterisation for coastal area modelling. Supervisors: Prof AG Davies (Bangor Univ email@example.com), Dr PS Bell (POL). NE/F012306/1.
- From MAPs to MPAs: ecologically-rigorous design principles for offshore Marine Protected Areas based on sea mammal distribution and abundance. Supervisors: Dr SK Hooker, Dr J Matthiopoulos & Prof PS Hammond (SMRU/St Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org). CASE with Scottish Natural Heritage. NE/F012357/1.
- The signal-based relationship between marine bacteria and the green seaweed Ulva. Supervisors: Dr M Camara & Prof P Williams (Univ of Nottingham, email@example.com), Dr I Joint & Dr K Tait (PML) NE/F012365/1.
- Use of PSI for the enhancement of vertical land movement measurements in the UK. Supervisors: Dr A Sowter (Univ of Nottingham firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr SDP Williams (POL), Dr DGT Tragheim (BGS Keyworth). NE/F012373/1.
- Shipboard studies of the influence of inorganic seawater chemistry on calcareous microplankton and the biological carbon pump. Supervisors: Prof EP Achterberg, Dr T Tyrrell & Dr R Sanders (Univ of Southampton/NOCS, email@example.com), Dr R Leakey (SAMS), Dr AP Rees (PML). NE/F012462/1.
- Modelling tsunamis from reconstructed landslide scenarios using SPH. Supervisors: Dr BD Rogers (Univ of Manchester, Benedict.firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof DG Masson (NOCS). NE/F012500/1.
- Triple oxygen isotope and oxygen/argon ratio measurements to enhance coastal and open ocean production/respiration comparisons. Supervisors: Dr J Kaiser, Dr C Robinson & PF Dennis (Univ of East Anglia, email@example.com), Dr GH Tilstone (PML). CASE with PML. NE/F012608/1
- How does pulsed stratification alter coastal primary and secondary production? A case study in Liverpool Bay. Supervisors: Dr C Mahaffey & Dr D Montagnes (Univ of Liverpool, firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr J Sharples (POL). In collaboration with Environment Agency. NE/F012632/1.