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Available QMS PhD Projects *NEW PROJECTS*

The following is a list of PhD projects that have been approved by the QMS Steering Committee as suitable for inclusion in the QMS PhD program. All projects listed here are available to be undertaken by suitable PhD Candidates. Prospective Candidates interested in these projects should contact the project supervisors to discuss your interest in the project.

This list of projects is not exhaustive and students are encouraged to contact relevant academic staff to develop alternative PhD project proposals. All projects must be approved by the QMS Steering Committee prior to a Candidates inclusion in the QMS PhD Program. Projects should fit within one or more of the research areas of the QMS PhD program.

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Marine Environment Prediction

Dynamical downscaling of near-shore marine climate, extremes, and biogeochemistry around Southeast Australia

Submesoscale Physics and Iron Biogeochemical Modelling

Climate Variability and Resource Management

*NEW* Key drivers of Antarctic ice edge blooms

*NEW* Understanding ENSO event modulation of marine heatwaves

The ocean’s role in driving Antarctic sea ice trends and variability

Impact of climate change on Australia's climate drivers and water resources

Predictability of the interaction between El Nino Southern Oscillation and the tropical Indian Ocean

Climate and Ecosystems

*NEW* Metrics for Phytoplankton Physiology status in the Southern Ocean

*NEW* Tides and barotropic oceanic signals around Australia

Sensitivity of the ocean's overturning circulation to changes in climate

Environmental Conservation and Management

*NEW* Harvest strategies for Tasmanian coastal fisheries shared between recreational and commercial sectors