PODS by Year

Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium (PODS)


Next PODS meeting

PODS XI will be held in Hawai‘i in will be held in Lihue, Kaua‘i from 18–22 October 2020. The application deadline is 3 April 2020. Please check the current symposium link to find the application information.

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:

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

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 Click on the headings to the left to view the historical documents.


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