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Funded PhD position at Scottish Association for Marine Science in UK

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.

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.

Deadline: July 2, 2017.

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