The Wave and Structure Interaction (IVS) team of SIAME laboratory,
Université de Pau et Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Anglet, France is
seeking applicants for a fully-funded PhD project on resonant
forcing of harbor oscillations (coastal seiches)
by infragravity waves.
The project is funded by the Aquitaine Regional Council on behalf
of the port of Bayonne and the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (Service Hydrographique
et Océanographique de la Marine or SHOM). The project aims to study the
Bayonne harbor response to infragravity wave energy. The project
will involve a detailed study of the harbor oscillations during
storms including a field campaign to understand the mechanisms of
generation of coastal seiches. It will include a
numerical model implementation and
calibration. The model will also be applied on other
harbours considered as representative of the variety of harbour
configurations encountered along the Atlantic coast. Finally, a
range of scenario will be run to develop predictors for extreme
water level in harbours that can be used to prevent damages and
secure loading operations at port facilities.
The project will be supervised by Professor
Stéphane Abadie with assistance from Associate Professor Denis
Morichon (SIAME, UPPA) and Dr Gaël André (SHOM, Service
hydrographique et océanographique de la marine)
Applicants must have a Masters degree with orientation in reseach
or equivalent in the field of Coastal Engineering, Oceanography or
eventually Fluid Mechanics with proven interest in Earth Sciences.
The successful candidate will have evidence that they are
proficient in written and spoken English. They will have
experience with numerical modelling and have the proven ability to
plan and undertake field work.
The student would join the Wave and Structure Interaction (IVS)
team of SIAME laboratory working and living in Anglet in the south
west of France.
To apply, please email Associate Prof Denis Morichon with a full
C.V. (with the contact details of at least one academic referee)
and accompanying letter of application for 12th
June. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and
discussion may begin immediately. Final results will be
communicated by July 13th, 2016.
The successful candidate should be available to start as
soon as possible after, 1st September,
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to contact Professor Stéphane Abadie firstname.lastname@example.org,
Denis Morichon email@example.com
or Gael Andre firstname.lastname@example.org
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