What to study: Sediment transport; Hydrodynamics
Where: Zhoushan Compus, Zhejiang University, China
To be appointed: 4 Post-doc Research Fellows
l PhD (obtained recently) in Hydraulic Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Mechanics, or Applied Mathematics
Salary and benefits
l 180,000-300,000RMB (equivalent to US$27,000-45,000)
l Apartment available for rent
l Financial support for attending conferences
l Reward for research output
l Send us CV, including academic and working history, thesis title and abstract, and full-papers published
l Attend interview
l Submit online application at http://hr.zju.edu.cn/postdoctor/
Professor CHENG Nian Sheng
Formerly working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Prof Cheng joined Zhejiang University in June 2018.
Email: email@example.com （程年生）
Professor HE Zhiguo
Deputy Director of Institute of Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org （贺治国)
The Secretariat for Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) is promoting the uptake of socio-ecological systems and resilience thinking, and has developed a Framework to Guide Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Pacific Islands Region.
This framework will inform the delivery of major GCF proposals and projects to build coastal ecosystem resilience. Achieving effective transitions to green-blue economies, including sustainable financing for environment management, are part of any set of cross-cutting solutions to build socio-ecological systems resilience. Within this framework, the current proposal will develop quantitative tools to support integrated coastal management.
PhD Scholarship details
Tuition Fee Scholarship for 4 years, up to AUD $36,975 per annum • Living Allowance Stipend for 3.5 years. Currently$27,082 per annum • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as appropriate • Relocation allowance as appropriate • An HDR laptop • Direct research cost allowance
Supervisor: Associate Professor Patricia Saco and Associate Professor Jose Rodriguez
Available to: Pacific Island National students
Candidates are required to:
Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest, including scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project, to Patricia.Saco@newcastle.edu.au by 31 July 2018 at 5pm.
Thursday June 7th, 2018
Dam-breach modeling using RiverFlow2D for QGIS
We will cover:
There will be a Q & A period at the end
of the webinar.
presentation will be recorded. If you cannot attend for date or time conflicts,
we encourage you to register anyway to receive the link to the video after the
Date: Thursday June 7th,2018 @ 11:30am USA Eastern Time (EST)
Duration: 45 minutes
4 year Funded PhD position in Coastal Erosion Modelling at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Ireland
Project Title: Modelling coastal erosion on Ireland’s west coast
Storms can contribute significantly to morphological changes along coastlines which can in turn adversely impact on the environment and coastal infrastructure. Climate change has led to more frequent and severe storms which will only exacerbate the problem. Understanding the hydrodynamic processes driving such morphological changes is key to effective coastal zone management. The main aims of the project are to ascertain whether coastal erosion/deposition on the west coast of Ireland can be accurately modelled and to investigate the relative contributions of wave action and tidal currents on changing coastal morphology. The research will involve use of a number of coastal modelling softwares including SWAN, EFDC and XBEACH.
The research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy and is a collaborative project between NUI Galway’s marine modelling group (Dr Stephen Nash) and coastal dynamics research group (Dr Eugene Farrell) and the COAST engineering research group at University of Plymouth led by Prof Gregorio Iglesias. The successful candidate will be based in NUI Galway but will be expected to spend some time in University of Plymouth as part of the project.
Duration: 4 years. Starting Sept./Oct. 2018.
Funding Details: Annual tax-free stipend of €18,500 (4 years) plus a travel fund to cover short secondments at University of Plymouth and attendance at conferences and workshops.
The candidate should have a Bachelors degree, with at least a 2.1 or equivalent, in coastal engineering, or a cognate discipline. The project will require a mix of skills, including mathematical, modelling, programming, simulation, and data/statistical analysis skills. The candidate shall have good communication skills, including the ability to write concise, readable reports, and the ability to interact with other researchers. A Masters degree, or prior experience in coastal / marine modelling is desirable but not required.
Expected start date: September/October 2018
How to apply:
Please send a letter of introduction and a current CV, indicating your experience and including the names and contact details of two referees via email to Dr Stephen Nash (email@example.com). In the subject title of the email please put MaREI PhD Scholarship followed by your surname.
Deadline for applications: Friday 15th June, 2018
A special issue of the journal Geosciences is now accepting submissions on the topics of "Coastal, river, and urban flood risk". Submission deadline is Nov 1.
Please consider submitting your work to this issue.
We are pleased to announce the dates of our next river hydrology, flood risk and drainage courses. Taking place in June 2018, these courses are delivered by tutors from our flood and water management groups, each focussing on their area of expertise. With combined experience of leading a wide range of national and worldwide consultancy and research projects they will share their knowledge through taught sessions, exercises and group discussions.
18-19 June 2018 - Introduction to river hydrology and hydraulics
This two-day training course is designed for anyone who requires an understanding of the management of river systems or the impact of developments in a river catchment. Guiding participants through the fundamental science and the most up-to-date supporting tools, the course demonstrates content and relevance through a series of worked examples. It’s an ideal course for those involved in river and catchment management including recent graduates, consultants, local authority staff, conservation and fisheries officers, development control and flood defence officers.
Further details are available online - http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/river-hydrology-and-hydraulics
20-21 June 2018 - Introduction to flood risk analysis and management
This course introduces the concepts of flood risk analysis and management within the context of existing UK policies and legislation. Current techniques in considering climate change and joint probability are presented in outline, as is the latest guidance on producing flood risk assessments. The course focusses on river and urban flooding, however, much of the course content has relevance to tidal and coastal flooding as well. Designed as a suitable follow-on from the river hydrology and hydraulics course, it is a relevant course for those involved in river and flood risk management.
Further details are available online - http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/flood-risk-analysis-and-management
19 June 2018 - SuDS: standards, guidance and design tools
This course focuses on giving a detailed understanding of surface water drainage planning and design to meet current standards and best practice guidance. The course takes attendees step by step through the basis and requirements of current criteria and methods for delivering compliant surface water management systems. It provides them with an understanding of the inputs, outputs and parameters required in commonly used tools and models (including the uksuds.com tools) – and how to assess whether the right or sufficient information has been presented with drainage submissions.
Further details are available online - http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/suds-standards-guidance-and-design-tools
The 3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping is taking place from 6-8 June in Grange-over-Sands in the UK's Lake District.
The increasing demand for dam, levee and seawall safety and flood protection has prompted new research and advancements, and a greater need for cost-effective measures in overtopping protection as a solution for overtopping concerns at levees, dams and seawalls. This conference brings together leading experts from practice, research, development, and implementation for two days of knowledge exchange followed by a technical tour.
Details of conference programme and the technical visit are now available to view via the conference website. The focus of the conference will include:
• Critical issues related to levees, dams and seawalls
• New developments and advanced tools
• Overtopping protection systems
• Overtopping simulators / test facilities
• Overtopping failure mechanisms
• System design and performance
• Applications and innovative solutions
• Case histories of overtopping events
• Physical modelling techniques and recent studies
• Numerical modelling methods.
Delegate passes for the three days can be booked online. An accommodation package of two nights B&B plus evening meal, is also currently available to book. Please see website for more details or contact the conference secretariat.
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