Marine Institute

Funded PhD Scholarship Opportunity, Cullen Fellowship in Ocean Observation Technologies.

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Funded PhD Scholarship Opportunity, Cullen Fellowship in Ocean Observation Technologies. Starting from September/October 2015. 


Outline of Research
This position is funded by The Marine Institute under the Cullen Fellowship Programme which provides fellowships (with generous monthly stipend and paid university research fees) to postgraduates to work on research projects relevant to the Marine Institute whilst studying for a higher degree. The fellow will normally be located at the Marine Institute Oceanographic Services Section in Rinville, Oranmore, Co Galway for the duration of the fellowship. This studentship is run in partnership between the Marine Institute and the University of Limerick (Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre) where the candidate will be registered for research PhD.

Project Description:
The project focus is to develop lower cost ocean sensor and instrumentation systems for use in coastal ocean observation and the project will seek to address some of the challenges as set out in the Background Section below. Research activities will include design of sensor systems, instrumentation and control engineering, embedded programming, systems interconnection and integration, applicable to off shore ocean monitoring. The fellowship will encompass research, design, build, field test and transition to operational use of leading edge technologies for routine low-cost ocean observation. Strategies for long-term deployment including anti-fouling measures, power and data management will be important to the success of this fellowship. More details can be found here.

The PhD student will work under the academic supervision of Dr. Daniel Toal in UL with a co-supervisor in the Marine Institute. This project will benefit from the operational and research strengths of the Marine Institute and the Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre at the University of Limerick.

This exciting funded PhD project has start date from September 2015. For enquiries contact:

* Dr Daniel Toal, Director MMRRC, 061 202264, daniel [dot] toal [at] ul [dot] ie. Supervisor, UL. Address: Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Co Limerick, Ireland.
* Dr Guy Westbrook, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co Galway, 091 387200, guy [dot] westbrook [at] marine [dot] ie Co-Supervisor, Marine Institute

Closing Date: 
Friday, 3 July, 2015