We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate in CNRS UMR 6143 – M2C Department at Normandy University. The project aims at investigating the coastal hydrodynamics induced by sea level, storm surges and waves in response to weather drivers, case of Normandy coasts. A special focus will be given to extreme events for assessing flood hazards, especially in areas connected to fluvial discharge as Seine bay. This objective will be fulfilled by developing new approaches based on the combination of remote sensing observations and numerical modeling to enhance the monitoring of coastal and nearshore processes in Normandy (NW France).

This PhD will be part of the international project TOSCA-CNES-JPL SWOT and will thus involve different collaborations with several international partners. It’s partly funded by CNES and Normandy Region.

 We are looking for a candidate with

•         a Master of Science (MSc) in Coastal Engineering, Remote Sensing, Maritime Engineering, Physical Oceanography or any other related field with coastal dynamics.

•         skills in applying numerical modelling for ocean and coastal areas

•         Extensive competence in coding and managing big dataset.

•         Strong knowledge of remote sensing applications, including spaceborne and airborne techniques.

Applications close on 3 March 2024 ;

You can apply by sending your candidature (Extended CV, Motivation letter, Other documents related to previous internships and professional experience) to Dr  Emma Imen Turki (imen.turki@univ-rouen.com) and Dr Laurent Froideval ( laurent.froideval@unicaen.fr)

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