The Next-Generation Unmanned System Science (NexUSS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is a consortium led by the University of Southampton alongside five other partners - the British Antarctic Survey, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), National Oceanography Centre, Scottish Association for Marine Science and UEA, the only UK University to own and operate its own glider fleet.

NexUSS provides specialist training for postgraduate research students in the increasingly vital area of Smart and Autonomous Observation Systems (SAOS) for Environmental Sciences. Doing a PhD studentship with NexUSS offers the rare opportunity of integrating environmental, engineering and Big Data technology as well as experiencing training at world-leading institutes at the forefront of innovation. Students of NexUSS will create a community of highly skilled people whose expertise will contribute both to scientific breakthroughs and to economic growth.

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This programme is not recruiting for 2021/22 entry.