Mardata graduate school - PhD positions


Hi everyone,

we are starting a new graduate school at the interface between data sciences and marine sciences. Have a look if you are interested in a PhD in this exciting new field!

The “Helmholtz School for Marine Data Science” (MarDATA) is a graduate school, financed by the Helmholtz Association. It aims to define and educate a new type of “marine data scientists” by introducing and embedding researchers from computer sciences and mathematics into ocean sciences, covering a broad range from supercomputing and modelling, (bio)informatics, robotics, to statistics and big data methodologies. Researchers from the German leading institutes for marine research, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel] and the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, will jointly educate and supervise doctoral (PhD) candidates together with information & data science specialists from their partner universities in Kiel and Bremen. The broad education in joint block courses, international summer schools and colloquia will go beyond a single discipline towards genuine scientific insight into and a more systematic treatment of marine data.

These possible PhD topics are most relevant to the geodynamics community:

  • Assessing the oceans’ resources with deep neural networks
  • Semantic Seafloor Mapping
  • Machine Learning for Petrophysical Predictions
  • A machine learning approach to predict sediment accumulation at the seafloor

Application deadline is Mai 15th 2019 and further information can be found here.

Lars Ruepke