PODS by Year

Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium (PODS)

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR)


Next PODS meeting

We are now accepting applications for PODS XIII (2024). The deadline for application submission is April 26, 2024. Applicants considered for invitation to PODS XIII must have completed their dissertations after 30 June 2023, or provide certification from their Department Chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2025. Please see the Current Symposium link for application materials. For further questions, please email us at pods@soest.hawaii.edu.

Federal Agency Program Officers Speak at DISCO & PODS 2022

Introductions to federal agency programs and funding opportunities were spoken about at the 2022 Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO) XXVIII and Physical Oceanography Dissertations Symposium (PODS) XII meetings on 19 October 2022.

View slides and presentations here.

Funding Opportunities

Many government agencies have funding opportunities for graduate and post-doctoral scholars. Click on each agency to go to the sites where information on these opportunities can be found:

The Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposia is for recent graduates or soon to graduate, PhD-level physical oceanographers interested in pursuing a career in academia or research laboratories. The attendees will present their research in front of their professional peers and representatives from some of the federal agencies funding physical oceanographic research, and have the opportunity to forge professional relationships that will facilitate their future research and academic careers.

PODS participants (currently 25 per meeting) are selected from universities all over the world. The number of participants has varied from 21 to 26, selected from an applicant pool that in recent years has exceeded 60 eligible recent doctorates. At each meeting, a single senior scientist is invited to provide a keynote address and serve as a mentor during the meeting. This website incorporates links to past PODS symposia (Click History above), showing the participants, the university that awarded their degree, and their dissertation title. Also included are the meeting agendas for each meeting. Click on the headings to the left to view the historical documents.






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