Marine Science PhD Studentships

Scottish Association for Marine Science Studentships 2017

SAMS~Scottish Association for Marine Science Studentships program 2017 is open for applicants for her PhD Studentships Program 2017.

Successful candidates will work side by side with Dr Hugh Mortimer at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories to reform a mid-IR (mid-range Infra-Red) hyper-spectral camera that he has developed.

The SAMS~Scottish Association for Marine Science Studentships are available in the project of observing the marine environment for micro-plastics using a novel hyper-spectral infrared camera on a unmanned aerial vehicle.

The SAMS~Scottish Association for Marine Science is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainable managed marine environment through innovative research, education and engagement with society.

Studentship Eligibility

  1. The student will be registered at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and hosted at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).
  2. International students are eligible to apply.

Studentship Benefits

Successful candidates will work with Dr Hugh Mortimer at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories to modify a mid-IR (mid-range Infra-Red) hyper-spectral camera that he has developed. This camera takes multiple images of the surface, with each image in a separate waveband in the mid-IR. Some of these bands ‘see’ plastics whilst others don’t, but by combining and comparing different bands, plastics can be detected against a background of water, rocks or sand.

Studentship Location

United Kingdom (UK)

Studentship Degree Level

PhD Studentships Program 2017

Studentships Award Purpose

Studentships are awarded in the project of surveying the marine environment for microplastics using a novel hyperspectral infrared camera on a unmanned aerial vehicle.

Studentship Deadline

2nd July 2017

How To Apply

Kindly contact Philip Anderson via email philip.anderson-at-sams.ac.uk for more details on how to apply.