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[Met-jobs] PhD in Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Sector at NTNU, Norway

From Helene Muri <>
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Date Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:34:37 +0000

Vacancy: PhD in Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Sector.

The PhD position is part of the research project Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Sector (CLIMMS) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The objective of the project is to identify pathways for the transformation of the international shipping sector towards the IMO goal of halving emissions by 2050, en route to the 2ºC target. The project is affiliated with the Smart Maritime Center for Research Based Innovation. Professor Anders Hammer Strømman from NTNU is leading the project.  CLIMMS is a collaborative research project involving leading Norwegian shipping companies: Grieg Star, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, Høegh Autoliners, Klaveness, Solvang, Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi, BW Group, with Sintef Ocean as research partner. Professor Anders Hammer Strømman will be the main supervisor and Dr Helene Muri will be the co-supervisor.

Main duties and responsibilities

The core content of the work is advancement and application of scenario models of the global shipping fleet for the identification and assessment of different low emission transformation pathways. The work will embark from the MariTEAM model developed in SFI Smart Maritime. This model allows for the estimation of ship emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, with high temporal and spatial resolution from all AIS transmitting ships across all major segments of the global maritime fleet. The PhD position will be involved in developing scenario analysis capacities extending on the current model capabilities. Furthermore, the Candidate will be involved with assessing the climate and environmental impacts of emissions from shipping, using atmospheric chemistry and transport models.


Essential qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a Master`s degree in one of the following or equivalent areas: i) Integrated Assessment Modelling, ii) Optimization and Operations Research, iii) Life Cycle Assessment and Industrial Ecology, iv) Naval Engineering, v) Climate Science or Climate Modelling, vi) Applied Physics or Mathematics, vii) Computer Sciences
  • The successful candidate must be well versed in linear algebra in particular, matrix algebra and use the of programming languages to model linear systems (e.g. Matlab, R)
  • Basic understanding of fluid mechanics
  • Strong, well matured and well-articulated motivation for working on the topic at hand is required. Candidates must therefore in their application provide a 1-2 page letter where they describe: i) their motivation for doing a PhD in this domain and ii) how they see their competence and capabilities as relevant for the position
  • Candidates are expected to be familiar with key relevant publications from the supervisors
  • The candidates selected for interview will be asked to demonstrate good ability to absorb and present material from the research frontier on the matters at hand
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent English language skills (written and oral)

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated from NOK 479 600 before tax, per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The period of employment is 3 years. 

For further details, please see the following link.



Helene Muri



  Dr. Helene Muri

 Industrial Ecology Programme

  Department of Energy and Process Engineering

  Faculty of Engineering

  Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  Phone: (+47) 73413299


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