We have engaged industry from the start in our Earth Observation CDT, and as a result 19 companies have agreed to provide CASE funding, for up to 42 of our PhD studentships. Our partner companies are involved in the topic selection process from the beginning, submitting ideas and being matched to academic institutions and supervisors during iterative co-development, to ensure this cutting-edge science will result in a successful PhD. Our annual Industry Symposium is a 2-day event attended by students and industry that celebrates research highlights from our students, and looks forward to developing new ideas and satellite data products. We also partner with many other research organisations, who provide co-supervisors, insights and training.
We welcome enquiries from companies not already affiliated with this Earth Observation CDT as we are always open to fostering new collaborations and partnerships.
The following industries / organisations are industrial partners of SENSE and have pledged support. This includes collaboration through providing funding; offering opportunities to SENSE students; providing access to facilities and data; co-supervision of students where CASE partnership is not possible; designing and delivering training and in-kind support.
Whilst on their 3-month placement, any work and IP that a SENSE student does belongs to the company at which they are based. The student will not work on their PhD project during this time, and will instead work on something different that is of interest to the company.
The IP for any work done outside of the placement during the course of their PhD belongs to the student, and they will be required to make their thesis publically available (an embargo of ~1 year is possible).
When publishing papers, usual NERC rules apply: open-access in some capacity is required. Publishing of code is strongly encouraged, but not required.