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  • UNCW PhD Opportunity

    The Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is actively seeking a PhD student to work on a multidisciplinary project to characterize the coupled biogeophysical processes on cape-attached shoal environments. We’re looking for a dedicated and motivated student with a background in physical or nearshore oceanography, engineering or closely related field.


    This particular PhD position is one of multiple graduate students participating in the project and would focus on characterizing the oceanographic conditions through multiple large-scale field campaigns and evaluating sediment transport pathways through data collection and numerical modeling. The student will be an active part of a broad research team and interact regularly with federal science agency representatives. The position includes full tuition, stipend, and health insurance. More information about the Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences PhD program is available at


    Potential students are encouraged to reach out directly to the advisors listed below.

    Joe Long ( -

    Ata Suanda ( -

    Derek Grimes (

  • The coastal engineering team at North Carolina State University is recruiting a PhD student for 2023

    The coastal engineering team at North Carolina State University is recruiting a PhD student for 2023, preferably to start in January.

    The position is funded fully, mostly through a project supported by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. The student will work with Dr. Casey Dietrich to develop models with XBeach for real-time predictions of coastal erosion during storms along the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts. In the early years of this project, we have developed a semi-automated forecast system based on 1D transects, but we hope to improve the predictions by considering 2D models in known hot spots for erosion. There are questions about how uncertainties in initial conditions will affect forecast accuracy through hurricane season, and how to automate the forecasts and communicate the results.

    If the student is able to join in early 2023, then there is also an opportunity to work with Dr. Beth Sciaudone developing GIS techniques to assess transportation systems vulnerability in North Carolina.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in coastal models (XBeach), programming (Python, Fortran), and geospatial software (Arc, Q, GRASS).  We are looking for a student who is interested to learn and contribute to our team.

    Please contact Casey Dietrich ( with any questions about this PhD opportunity. To receive full consideration for graduate studies, you must apply for admission (

    Casey Dietrich

  • PhD position TU Delft

    Sep 27, 2022, 1:28:39 AM (3 days ago) 

    Dear all,


    We have a new PhD-position at TU Delft: "Sediment Transport North Sea Shelf and Norwegian Trench”. The project is a melting pot of sediment transport, oceanography and biogeochemistry. You will join research cruises, run numerical models, work together in a multidisciplinary team, etc.  


    You can find the vacancy here.


    More info about the full project (6 PhDs and 3 postdocs) is here.


    Don’t hesitate to contact me about the position or about doing a PhD in Delft.


    Best regards,





    B.C. (Bram) van Prooijen

    asc. prof Estuarine Dynamics
    Delft Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG)

    Visiting Address : Stevinweg 1, Delft, room 2.96
    Postal Address : Postbus 5048, 2600 GA Delft

    T: 06-24661771



  • PhD positions available at Boston University

    I am looking for PhD students for Fall 2023

    I have three projects available:

    1)      Determination of the resilience of salt marshes by coupling remote sensing data (Landsat, Sentinel, ALOS) and high-resolution numerical models (Delft3D and ROMS). This project is funded by NASA and will take place along the US eastern shore, from Massachusetts to Georgia

     2)      Quantification of biogeochemical fluxes in Plum Island Sound using a numerical model and datasets collected in the field.  This project is in collaboration with the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER)

     3)      Characterization of the hydrology of the boundary between salt marshes and coastal forests with high resolution measurements of groundwater and soil moisture. This project is part of the Coastal Critical Zone Network (CZN) and the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research (VCR-LTER)  

     The application deadline at Boston University is December 19 2022, for more information go to or send me an email






    Sergio Fagherazzi

    Department of Earth and Environment

    Boston University

    685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA

    Office CAS133  Phone: 617-3583-1628


  • Vacancy: PhD positions on climate change and extreme events at Louisiana State University (USA)

    The Climate Extremes and Modeling Group (CEMG) at Louisiana State
    University is recruiting 1–2 PhD students (fully funded) to explore
    climate change and extreme weather events, with a target start date in
    fall 2023.  Focused on extreme weather events (e.g., extreme
    precipitation and tropical cyclones), our lab uses weather
    observations and climate models to understand the effects of climate
    variability and climate change on extreme events, and the physical
    processes through which they are linked. If you are interested in the
    positions, please email me ( your CV and proposed
    research to express your interest.

    Minimum qualifications:
    A master or bachelor's degree in atmospheric sciences, geography,
    physics, or related fields
    Prior research experience in climate change and/or environment
    Strong programming skills (MATLAB, Fortran, R, Python, or others)
    Excellent skills in written and oral English. International applicants
    will need to provide evidence of English proficiency (i.e., IELTS>=6.5
    or TOEFL>=79) by the time of application

    Please visit our group website for more information
    (;!!KGKeukY!xPxsYVvngRIe3BwPVqes8rmrVuths-2uGXfJDBG2UlQDFkZ-Mvn6yHRO6o3g6kan2t9jrJ3pVR1rfwkkkH96$  ). The LSU
    Department of Geography and Anthropology Graduate Program webpage
    provides more information on how to apply
    (;!!KGKeukY!xPxsYVvngRIe3BwPVqes8rmrVuths-2uGXfJDBG2UlQDFkZ-Mvn6yHRO6o3g6kan2t9jrJ3pVR1rf7KfLsFy$  ). Applicants seeking for
    funding should submit the applications by mid-January 2023.

    Huanping Huang, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Geography and Anthropology
    Louisiana State University

  • PhD opportunity in ocean eddy biogeochemistry at the University of Tasmania (Australia)

    We are seeking applicants for a funded PhD project at the University
    of Tasmania: ‘Quantifying the current and future role of East
    Australian Current eddies in ocean biogeochemistry and productivity’.

    The project will involve analysis of diverse data sets from platforms
    including ships (CTDs, surface underway, triaxus 2D sections),
    satellites, BGC-Argo floats and model output. We seek applicants with:
    1. An Hons/MSc degree in physics, mathematics, oceanography or a
    related discipline (quantitative physical or biological science or
    2. Programming experience, preferably in Matlab, R or Python
    3. Familiarity with ocean biogeochemistry and physical oceanography
    4. Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated by
    the production of a thesis or published manuscript, seminars or an

    The project includes participation in a month-long voyage in the EAC
    off Sydney in September 2023.

    The full description is here:;!!KGKeukY!0iQbHjqTAX4XzQQkfYIgt1q4kvh5Rvb1fp4SRuIpVoC3i1ZsAwYYiPMXKb7q-_7KEb8S_vNGlm2qFwO9TVzT$ 

    This opportunity is open to domestic (Australian/NZ) and international
    students. Please apply through the UTas web site and contact or for
    further information.


    Pete Strutton
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
    University of Tasmania
    Ph: +61 488 304 012
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

  • The Department of Oceanography, Inha University, Korea is searching for a PhD candidate

    The Department of Oceanography, Inha University, Korea is searching for a PhD candidate who will improve our understanding of the behavior of sandpit (generated by sand mining) and its impact on hydrodynamics and sediment transport. The project will employ both field observation and sediment transport model (ROMS/COAWST) in the macro-tidal Gyeonggi Bay of Korea.

    We encourage you to apply if you have:

    • a MS degree in oceanography/earth sciences, engineering, physical geography, or a related field;
    • field and/or modelling experience in estuarine, coastal and shelf environments;
    • proficiency in English for both oral and writing;
    • ability to work independently, willingness to learn new skills, and teamwork in a multi-cultural environment;
    • willingness to learn Korean during your PhD up to TOPIK level 4.

    If interested, please send your letter of interest with curriculum vitae and any other supporting materials to by October 15, 2022. The PhD position will begin March 1, 2023 and the financial support (tuition and stipend) will be given for 4 years. Inquiries can be addressed to the same email address.


    Guan-hong Lee

    Professor in Oceanography

    Department of Oceanography

    Inha University


    Incheon, 22212, Korea