We have a number of PhD projects available in coastal oceanography at the  National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton:
1. Exploitation of new satellite altimetry data in the coastal zone to assess changes in sea surface height and wave climate.
2. Formation, persistence and spacing of rip channels in different coastal environments
3. Morphological evolution of managed realignment schemes
4. The concept of equilibrium in the dynamics of inlets and estuaries.
Please pass around to anyone you know who might be interested. You can apply online at: http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs or contact me if you have any questions.