Melanie Abecassis

Melanie Abecassis is the Operations Manager for the OceanWatch Central Pacific Node of the NOAA CoastWatch program. Dr. Abecassis is a Marine Ecologist with a PhD from the University of Toulouse, France. Melanie’s research interests include animal habitat modeling and understanding endangered species bycatch. In her current role she manages the OceanWatch website and data platforms ( to make ocean satellite data available to a wide range of users and conducts training workshops to teach users how to use satellite data in their research projects.

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