New PhD program gains momentum

An iceberg in Antarctica.
The Quantitative Antarctic Science PhD program aims to foster the development of Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientists with skills in numerical modelling, statistics, and other quantitative areas. (Photo: Wendy Pyper)

21st November 2012

The Quantitative Antarctic Science (QAS) PhD program is a new initiative from the Australian Antarctic Division in partnership with the University of Tasmania. The program aims to foster the development of Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientists with skills in numerical modelling, statistics, and other quantitative areas.

The program provides students with the opportunity to work on a range of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science projects, top-up scholarships, and tailored coursework.

The first two QAS students have recently started, working on echosounding (acoustics) and sea ice modelling projects. New applications are welcome from students considering PhD studies in 2013.

For more information, see the QAS information page or contact the course coordinator Dr Simon Wotherspoon.

This page was last modified on 21 November 2012.