Melanie Abecassis, PhD

Job Title
NOAA CoastWatch Learning Portal Lead and Research Scientist
University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)
Program Management
Research, Applications, & International Relations
Training & Outreach
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Melanie Abecassis is a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Maryland, CMNS-Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center. She is the former Operations Manager for OceanWatch Central Pacific and is currently leading the Learning Portal, teaching a satellite class at UMD and coordinating CoastWatch training classes. Dr. Abecassis is a Marine Ecologist with a Ph.D. from Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III). Melanie’s research interests include animal habitat modeling and using satellite data to reduce endangered species bycatch.