Centre for Geophysical Forecasting (CGF) where Tampnet plays an active role is now starting up and is about to hire 11 PhD candidates.
Tampnet is proud to be one of the CGF partners where we will explore how our optical subsea cable network can be used as a distributed sensor for measuring geophysical activity. We are looking forward to contributing to a lot of game-changing research.
The goal of the PhD work will be to propose a monitoring method integrated with a long-distance optical communication system with the ability to recognize different geophysical activity along the cable and differentiate these activities from other activities.
Strategic Research and Competence Manager Tampnet
One Phd student with special focus on Tampnet
According to Bjørnstad one of the PhD candidates will study how systems for sensing of geophysical parameters may be integrated with optical data communication systems. The work will include finding and developing methods for detection and monitoring physical parameters using optical data communication systems. Furthermore, methods for signal pattern recognition, identifying different movement and vibration patterns in optical communication cables will be part of the work. Recognition methods may in addition to using conventional signal processing techniques include machine learning methods. The goal of the PhD work will be to propose a monitoring method integrated with a long-distance optical communication system with the ability to recognize different geophysical activity along the cable and differentiate these activities from other activities like e.g. someone digging in the ground close to a cable buried in the ground, or a trawl fishing gear close to, or hitting, a sub-sea cable.
Access to Tampnet's fibre infrastructure
Tampnet will provide access to fibre infrastructure for experiments and to relevant data and information that are not Tampnet confidential information. Furthermore, the student will be supervised by Professor Dag Roar Hjelme at NTNU and Dr. Steinar Bjørnstad, Strategic research and competence manager at Tampnet AS, Senior research scientist at Simula Oslo MET and adjunct associate professor at NTNU. The goal of the PhD study will be to propose a method for geophysical sensing utilizing Tampnet's fibre optical infrastructure by integrating and/or embedding sensor systems with the data-communication optical transmission systems.
Follow this link to read more about the vacant positions and to submit your application.
The CGF is an SFI (Centre for Research-based Innovation) funded by the Norwegian Research Council, NTNU and a consortium of industrial partners to pivot the extensive skills and experience developed over decades by the oil and gas industries into innovative products and services for geophysical forecasting using game-changing distributed sensing technologies, High Performance Computing and mathematical modelling to address issues in Carbon Sequestration, Geohazard safety and other fields.