Renewable Energy & Environment


Nov 6, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)


Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is offering a PhD studentship, funded by the UK
Energy Research Centre (UKERC), that relates to renewable energy and the environment.
PML is recognised internationally as a dynamic, highly innovative, independent and impartial
deliverer of scientific research and advice on the marine environment.
Charity No. 1091222 Company No. 4178503

Collaborative Centre of the Natural Environment Research Council

PhD studentship Renewable Energy and the

Ref: PhD/1011/UKERC

Funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), PML is offering a PhD
studentship titled: ‘Quantifying the costs and benefits of offshore renewable
energy generation on marine ecosystems’. The successful candidate for this
studentship will be registered with York University.
The main objective is to investigate the impacts of offshore wind farms
on ecosystem goods and services in order to develop management
recommendations that would enhance offshore renewable energy generation
while minimising its impacts on the marine environment. A combination of
ecological research with socio-economic valuation will be undertaken including
the use of monetary and non-monetary valuation techniques to quantify and
value marine ecosystems goods and services.
PML is developing and applying integrated scientific understanding and
solutions, addressing interactions between the marine environment and
people to sustain marine ecosystems, their services and societal benefits.
For further information please refer to

You have, or expect to obtain, a good honours degree in relevant subjects
and preferably some form of post-graduate training or relevant experience.
You must meet the eligibility criteria as specified by NERC:
funding/available/postgrad/eligibility.asp. Should you not qualify for full NERC
funding you will need to prove you can secure additional funding to support
the application before inclusion in the selection process.
At PML you will benefit from access to the latest computer, networking and
communications technology, modern laboratory instrumentation, the National
Marine Biological Library (NMBL) and two modern inshore research vessels. In
addition, PML runs a lively Sports & Social Club, providing a variety of free and
subsidised facilities and activities.
How to apply:
Please send your CV (including two referees, addressed to HR Group and
signed across the seal) with a covering letter to: Mrs E. Matthews, HR Group,
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, PL1 3DH, UK.
T: +44 (0)1752 633100; E:
Quoting reference number: PhD/1011/UKERC

Application deadline is noon 18
th June 2010, proposed interview
date is 7th July 2010.
Renewable Energy & Environment
PhD 2010-2013
, Plymouth, Devon, UK