The Satellite Data in Environmental Science – Centre for Doctoral Training (SENSE CDT) will train the next generation of Earth Observation leaders, with the expertise and knowledge to address Earth System challenges using both advanced
data science and remote sensing.
During years 2-3 of your PhD our students will undertake a 3-month placement embedded within our space industry or public-sector partners
now to become an Earth Observation PhD student!
Satellite Data in Environmental Science – Centre for Doctoral Training
us to transform environmental science in the UK using both advanced data
science and Earth Observation techniques.
looking for outstanding candidates from environmental science, maths, physics,
engineering and computer science disciplines.
SENSE will fund 50 PhD students, providing them with stipend, residential training, fieldwork funds and covering all fees for 3-years and 9-months. Our students will obtain a PhD from the University of Edinburgh or the University of Leeds, and your certificate will recognise the exceptional training you received as part of SENSE, and will feature the logos of the four core institutions involved in this training: the Universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, the National Oceanography Centre and the British Antarctic Survey.
You will receive
training and supervision from world-leading Earth Observation scientists
with expertise across environmental sciences and satellite platforms. You will be located in excellent
UK research institutions, based in
either the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the National
Oceanography Center (NOC) or the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Our comprehensive residential training programme provides all 1 st
year PhD students with specially designed expert training in Earth Observation
systems and techniques, coupled climate models, and advanced data science
methods. 2 nd and 3 rd
year students will benefit from specialist workshops, hackathons and training at
the Harwell innovation centre (1 week residential course), the European Space
Agency (1 week workshop in ESRIN), and The Alan Turing Institute. This includes
industry engagement, training in science communication and outreach, big data
analysis and storage, and for our 4 th years specific training in entrepreneurship
& Intellectual Property. Every PhD student will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with
the space and environmental science industry,
through CASE partnerships and 3-month funded industry placements. Every student will have
the opportunity to work closely with
international space agencies, including ESA, DLR and NASA, with study
visits available for students. You will have access to the
best facilities, including the UK’s super-computer s, and technical support and training to make the most of them. Every Earth Observation
CDT PhD student will benefit from a budget 15% greater than the average for
funded PhD, through additional funding made available by our partners, the UK
Space Agency and the Data-Driven Innovation Programme based in Edinburgh. You will belong to a community of Earth Observation researchers who will provide mentoring,
peer learning and support throughout your PhD. Apply now
From October we will be advertising PhD projects for studentships starting in October 2021. Check
here for details. Questions?
If you require any further information please contact Ruth Amey (Leeds Centre Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eleanor Graham (Edinburgh Centre Manager, email@example.com)