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24.03.22 CGF has another exciting PhD position!

Great News!  CGF currently has a vacancy for a PhD position in the field of Earth Sensing. Novel use of geophysical sensing data is an important part of our research programme and will be applied here to improve our understanding of CO₂ migration and retention and in rock systems with contrasting tectonic stress states.

The overall research goal for this PhD position is to gain insights into the nature of long-term CO₂ migration and retention, by looking at natural CO₂ fluxes in a transect from the mid-Atlantic Ridge to the Norwegian continental margin. Using global and local earthquake detection networks supplemented by fibre-optic sensing of seismicity, the candidate will build seismic strain models for a transect from Iceland to Norway for the present period and compare this to the tectonic history of the region, using multi-scale assessments of CO₂ migration in stress-sensitive rock models. A major focus will be on statistical analysis of seismicity data from multiple detection systems (seismometers and FO cables).

To apply, head over to Jobbnorge:
Deadline for applications is 15.04.24

The CGF periodically issues invitations to apply for funded PhD positions.  Being a strongly interdisciplinary centre, we are looking for entrepreneurial students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds, from electronic engineering to fibre optics, from geophysics to acoustic wave propagation modellers, from heterogeneous computing to statistical and data scientists.  Successful applicants will work at the CGF premises at NTNU in Trondheim as part of our international team of key researchers. The CGF PhD research fellowships are hosted by several departments at NTNU: Computer Science, Electronic Systems, Geoscience and Petroleum and Mathematical Sciences. The Centre has close contact with industry partners as well as research partners NORSAR and Jamstec in Japan.  

PhD students will use and develop advanced models and methods for combining diverse geophysical data to effectively monitor the earth. PhD students will be involved in the planning of new surveys and the acquisition of valuable geophysical information to improve forecasts and provide important decision support for the various application domains of the CGF.  

The CGF is developing novel methods for the cost-effective use of fibre optic cables, creating Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems for Earth monitoring. Such DAS data complement traditional geophysical data sources such as seismic waveform measurements, electromagnetic data, and geomodelling information.  

To extract the important variables from massive spatio-temporal geophysical data, the CGF will work on heterogeneous platform computing and AI-based approaches for feature extraction, enabling efficient monitoring and early warning systems in the various geosciences applications.  

PhD research work will be led by supervisors with strong scientific profiles in the specific disciplines at the CGF.

The CGF is determined to deliver research-based innovation, and it will strongly stimulate PhD candidates to create and develop innovative ideas into business potential both for the Centre partners as well as in spin-off companies. The key innovation areas of the CGF are in CCS management, hydrocarbon production monitoring and geohazards monitoring and forecasting.