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Applications are invited for two fully funded international PhD studentships within Plymouth University’s Marine Institute funded by UK Seabed Resources Ltd as part of its training proposal and in line with its contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to explore for potential Polymetallic Nodule collection in the deep Pacific Ocean.
The subjects of the two PhDs are:
1. The application of predictive modelling to marine spatial planning associated with deep-sea mining.
2. A new look at the critical material potential of polymetallic nodules using advanced imaging techniques.
Both studentships will start on 1 October 2015, each with a duration of four years.
Applicants must be from a developing nation (see UN list of such nations: developing economies by region). See https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/the-graduate-school/postgraduate-research-studentships/marine-institute-studentships for more details.