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PhD Opportunities in Marine Renewable Energy and the Environment, Scottish Marine Institute, UK

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), an academic partner of the UHI Millennium Institute, is one of the UK’s premier marine research institutes. Based on the west coast of Scotland it conducts key research on climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy, marine management and governance, and marine resources. It also is involved in developing innovative technology solutions to ocean observation, exploitation and conservation.

Through funding secured from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), we are delighted to announce two new PhD opportunities through the Marine Renewable Energy and the Environment (MaREE) programme.  A further four PhD opportunities will be hosted at the Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College in Thurso, www.eri.ac.uk.

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Candidates are invited to apply for the following PhD projects:
• PhD title: Marine Spatial Planning, innovation and renewable energy – supporting a transition to sustainable regional economies
• PhD title: Sensitivity of biogenic reef forming organisms and commercially important benthic invertebrates in an era of marine renewable development

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline. Each position will be salaried at c. £16,800.

Closing date for applications is 14th July 2010

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