PhD Research Position, Mapping the Exposure, Vulnerability and Risk of Extreme Climate Impacts in EU Coastal Cities

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University College Cork are advertsing for a temporary research position in its Engineering and Technology department for research into Mapping the exposure, vulnerability and risk of extreme climate impacts in EU coastal cities.
The closing date for applications is 23rd May, 2021.

Mapping the exposure, vulnerability and risk of extreme climate impacts in EU coastal cities

Coastal cities are subject to extreme climate impacts under climate change – coastal flooding, erosion, etc. This PhD project, funded through a European (H2020) research project, will investigate and map the risks of extreme climate impacts in ten coastal cities in Europe. Its objectives are to:
  • Map past extreme climate events.
  • Identify key hazards in nominated coastal cities.
  • Map the exposure and vulnerability of nominated coastal cities to climate effects and sea level rise.
  • Conduct a baseline risk analysis and mapping of potential extreme climate impacts in nominated coastal cities.


  • First or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, preferably Civil Engineering.
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject matter is desirable.
  • An understanding of Coastal Engineering is desirable – from academic modules, work or both.
  • An understanding of risk analysis is also desirable
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent academic English writing skills.

Further particulars on this studentship here.

Application Instructions:

Please send the below documents by email to Gregorio Iglesias, c/o Grainne Lynch, Professor of Marine Renewable Energy, UCC, Email address:

  1. Your C.V. (Please include details of your Masters and Undergraduate theses, if appropriate)
  2. Cover letter including a 200-word motivation statement as to how you are best suited to this PhD position

Closing date for applications: 23 May 2021. provides information about postgraduate courses and study in Ireland. We list virtually every postgraduate course in Ireland in Ireland, so you can search for the course of your choice.


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