Scottish Association for Marine Science PhD Studentships in UK, 2017

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is offering PhD Studentship program. The successful student will work with Dr Hugh Mortimer at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories to modify a mid-range Infra-Red (mid-IR) hyperspectral camera that he has developed.

These Studentships are available in the project of surveying the marine environment for microplastics using a novel hyperspectral infrared camera on a UAV.

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

Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in the project of surveying the marine environment for microplastics using a novel hyperspectral infrared camera on a UAV.

Scholarship Award: The successful student will work with Dr Hugh Mortimer at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories to modify a mid-range Infra-Red (mid-IR) hyperspectral 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.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

 Eligibility: The student will be registered at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and hosted at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Please contact Philip.Anderson-at-sams.ac.uk.for further details.

Application Deadline: Studentships application deadline is July 2, 2017.

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