Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium (PODS)

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
the Office of Naval Research (ONR)


Deadline for submission:
8 December 2014.
NSF has a solicitation aimed at funding post-doctoral investigators. Please see the full solicitation for more information.

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The Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposia provide recent graduates, or soon to graduate, PhD-level physical oceanographers with an opportunity to present their dissertation research in front of their professional peers and to forge professional relationships that will facilitate their future research and academic careers.

PODS VIII: 5–9 October 2014

The PODS VIII symposium for physical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held at the Kaua’i Marriott in Lihue, Kaua’i, from 5–9 October 2014. This symposium will be jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, and coordinated by the University of Hawai‘i’s Conference Center.

Applicant Information

Participation in the PODS symposium is by invitation only to applicants who have completed a dissertation concerning an important problem in ocean physics. Dissertations must have been completed after 30 June 2013, or applicants must provide certification from their department chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2015. The deadline to apply was 21 April 2014: the application period is now closed. Applications received by this date are being reviewed by a screening committee and invitations will be issued by 20 June 2014.

Download the poster PDF for more information. For other questions, please email Participants please check here to download abstract drafts.