PhD opportunity at University of the Highlands and Islands, UK using multibeam sonar

19 November 2019

The University of the Highlands and Islands is advertising a PhD studentship titled "Using multibeam sonar to monitor animal behaviour and environmental interactions at marine renewable energy (MRE) sites".

This inter-disciplinary PhD will develop algorithms for multibeam sonar data processing for target detection, tracking and classification in high energy sites. The project will build on several existing datasets allowing investigation of the transferability of techniques and results between sites/devices/instruments. Analysis of the results will address key ecological and regulator questions on predator-prey interactions, animal behaviour, and biophysical coupling at MRE sites.

The 3.5-year studentship covers tuition fees, funding for research training, and a maintenance grant of around £15,000 per annum.

Applications are due by December 13, 2019. Visit this page for further information. 

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