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The NexUSS Doctoral Training Programme

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Next Generation Unmanned System Science (NexUSS)

The NexUSS Doctoral Training Programme

A new Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Unmanned System Science (NexUSS) has recently been funded with the aim to train the next generation of scientists in the use of Smart and Autonomous Observation Systems (SAOS). Funding was provided by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and will involve 6 partner institutions (University of East Anglia, University of Southampton, Herriot Watt University, National Oceanography Centre, British Antarctic Survey and the Scottish Association for Marine Science). The programme will fund 30 studentships over a 6 year period, and aside from training the students to become world-leading experts in SAOS, it aims to engage end-user partners early in the studentship design stage to ensure that students are then able to provide expertise to the private and public sector with maximum impact.

Recent Research Council UK, Higher Education and industry investment into SAOS technologies including the UEA Seaglider fleet and the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at NOC will provide the NexUSS DTP with outstanding facilities and research training opportunities. Furthermore, it is hoped that through the use of new technologies and through engagement with potential end-users, the DTP will provide a blueprint for innovation within the marine sector.

A launch event for the training programme will be held on the 2nd of December at the University of Southampton and potential end-users are asked to please attend and present their needs. Information on how to book a place can be found here.

Posted by Tahmeena Aslam on Mon, 30 Oct 2017

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