International PhD opportunity in open ocean aquaculture starting autumn 2020
The University of Rostock, Germany, in cooperation with the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research is offering a PhD position including a 3-year research stipend.
The PhD is part of a wider research programme on the development of autonomous open ocean aquaculture systems. As part of this development, research is needed into the design of a novel Autonomous Support Vessels (ASVs). The PhD will target the development of generic interactions between conceptual mobile ASVs and open ocean operating conditions. Based on different design concepts and the necessary elements to support mobile aquaculture production system, the focus will be on numerical and experimental investigations to determine their seagoing potential as relevant to real-world oceanic scenarios and conceptual aquaculture production scenarios. Ultimately, the knowledge created in this PhD programme will inform the creation of an operations capable ASV prototype. The degree will be undertaken by research only.
Come and join us at the University of Rostock to make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in this exciting area of expertise. For more information, please read this document.