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[Met-jobs] PhD opportunity on Arctic sea routes at University of Reading

From Ed Hawkins <>
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:25:29 +0100

A PhD studentship is available in the Department of Meteorology at University of Reading, UK.

Title:  Predictability of the opening of Arctic sea routes

Supervisors:  Dr. Ed Hawkins, Prof. Keith Haines, Dr. Dan Hodson

Start date:  From 1st October 2011

A PhD project studentship is available to examine the predictability of the opening of the Arctic sea routes - an important aspect of Arctic climate which is of particular importance to industry and decision makers. Arctic sea routes are important to such stakeholders for several reasons: (i) passage of ships on shorter routes between the Atlantic and Pacific, (ii) access to reserves of minerals, oil etc., and (iii) the potential for conflict over access to, and ownership of, the sea routes.

Although the main focus of the studentship will be on examining the potential for predictions of the opening of Arctic sea routes on seasonal to inter-annual timescales, it will be essential to consider longer term climate projections as well. This project will form part of a larger Arctic research programme funded by NERC.

Further details:

Contact Dr Ed Hawkins ( for more details of the project and application procedure.

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