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

The next PODS meeting (PODS XII) will be held from 16–20 October 2022 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i. Applicants considered for invitation to PODS XII must have completed their dissertations after 30 June 2021, or provide certification from their Department Chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2023. For further questions, please email us at PODS@soest.hawaii.edu.

The application deadline for PODS XII is now closed. Please visit this website late in 2023 for information for the 2024 PODS meeting.

Funding Opportunities

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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 XII:
16–20 October 2022
Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i

The PODS XII symposium for physical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, from 16–20 October 2022. 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.

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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 2021, or applicants must provide certification from their department chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2023. No further applications will be accepted for PODS XII. Please visit this website late in 2023 for application information for the 2024 PODS meeting.

For other questions, please email PODS@soest.hawaii.edu.

Mahalo!