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

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. 

Download the flyer PDF.

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 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 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 Click on the headings to the left to view the historical documents.


Facebook button

This page last updated on Thu 16 Jun 22. Web site administrator.