PhD positions in the SENSE Earth Observation CDT

The SENSE Earth Observation Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is advertising projects for ~17 fully-funded PhD studentships, to start in September 2021. SENSE aims to transform environmental science in the UK by applying latest data science techniques to satellite data, and to train the next generation of Earth Observation experts.

The project topics range from climate, volcanic eruptions, ice sheets and glaciers, severe weather, ocean colour, vegetation change, global air quality and more, all with a focus on Earth Observation. The full list of projects can be found here:

Students will be based at either the University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, British Antarctic Survey or National Oceanography Centre.

SENSE CDT application deadline is the 10th January.

Not sure whether to do a PhD? Would like advice on how to apply and interview? We are hosted two panel discussions to provide information and support you in your application, and you can find the recordings on YouTube:

All our students will receive extensive training on satellite data and AI/Machine Learning, as well as attending a field course on drones, and residential courses hosted by the Satellite Applications Catapult (Harwell), and ESA (Rome). All students will experience extensive training on professional skills, including spending 3 months on an industry placement.

This 3 year 9 month long NERC SENSE CDT award will provide tuition fees, tax-free stipend at the UK research council rate (£15,285 for 2020/21), and a research training and support grant to support national and international conference travel.

To find out more, check eligibility and apply see our website or get in touch with the CDT Managers Ruth and Eleanor on


posted: 24 November 2020    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.