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Join SENSE PGR Training

The SENSE EO CDT is pleased to be able to open it’s training to a small number of UK based PhD students.

Successful applicants will join the NERC SENSE CDT PhD students from the University of Leeds, University of Edinburgh, NOC, and BAS, providing an excellent networking opportunity for PhD students working in EO across the UK.

The teaching week is a mixture of theory followed by practical exercises, keynote speakers, and transferable skills development.

The training will be offered free of charge, and accomodation for the duration of the training will be provided. However, successful applicants will need to arrange and cover the cost of their own travel, and subsistence.

Applicants will need to clearly demonstrate how the training will benefit their studies and that similar training cannot be gained at their home institution.


Applicants must be:

  • in the first or second year of their PhD studies
  • studying in an associated field, with a strong mathematical and computing background
  • able to demonstrate that the training is relevant to their PhD research and is unavailable at their home institution.

As training opportunities arise, we will post details of them on our website.

The next training session open to external applicants will be at the University of Leeds, 26 February to 22 March 2024.

•         Earth Observation of the Atmosphere: 26 February – 1 March 2024

•         The Use of Machine Learning and AI in EO: 4 March – 8 March 2024

•         EO of the Cryosphere and Solid Earth: 11 March – 15 March 2024

•         Big Data and Satellites: 18 March – 22 March 2024

Applicants can apply to more than one session (week) but will only be offered a place on one. If you are interested in more than one week, please ensure you rank the weeks in order of preference.

How to apply

Applicants need to complete the following form

The deadline for applications is 1 January 2024 (23:59)

Successful applicants will be informed shortly afterwards.

For informal enquiries please contact