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Co-ordinated earth observation, in-situ, and drone data analytics for observing environmental and climatic change


Research Field
Formal sciences
Natural sciences
Professions and applied sciences
Funding Type
Career Stage
First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
European Research Programme
Not funded by an EU programme




The candidate will work with Prof Andrew Parnell and Dr Gerard McCarthy’s research group in statistics and machine learning and climate change (respectively), and also as part of the wider group funded by SFI for the ‘Predict’ project involving Dublin City University, University College Cork, and the Geological Survey of Ireland. The research programme will involve analysing in-situ, drone and satellite data for observing various environmental variables in Dublin bay, especially sea level rise. The successful student will contribute to new statistical methodology in assessing the impact of climate change on Dublin’s coastal region. 

Application Procedure: send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to with PHD X in the subject line indicating the desired PhD project. Candidates are allowed to express interest in multiple PhD proposals.

Interviews: Date to be advised. Appointment in April/May 2019. 

Closing Date: 1st March 2019


What is funded


The studentships are for 48 months and include a tax free stipend of €18,500 p.a. and the payment of academic fees up to a maximum of €5,500 per annum, as well as a computer and travel allowance. 



48 months


All applicants must have

• Relevant 2:1 degree (or higher) in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, or similar qualification

• Ability to code in one or more of Matlab, C, R or Python

• Strong linear algebra and calculus skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English


Organisation name
Maynooth University
Organisation Country
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