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Maritime Safety Research Centre PhD Studentship

PhD Studentship on “Safe e-Navigation and Collision avoidance of autonomous ships”

 We are now accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentships on Safe e-Navigation and Collision avoidance of autonomous ships. This project aims at developing a simulation model and a decision support system (DSS) for supporting e-navigation on avoiding direct and near-miss collisions and obstacle avoidance.

The funding covers UK/EU student tuition fees and stipend in line with University rates for 36 months. The project is multi-disciplinary requiring skills from various areas including naval architecture, marine systems engineering, systems modelling, decision support development techniques and computer programming. The successful candidate will have outstanding knowledge and passion in the above areas and should be able to undertake, complete and disseminate the outcomes of this research in international conferences and high impact research journals. The student will have support from the MSRC industrial sponsors (DNV GL and RCCL). The student will complement the MSRC research group focusing on autonomous ships research.

Please click the following link for further details on the research areas, eligibility and the application process.