Dr. Mélanie FOURNIER
Dr. Mélanie Fournier is a French geographer, Ph.D from the Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier III.
She obtained her Ph.D from the Montpellier III University with a specialization on satellite-base maritime surveillance. She worked mainly on the geographical and geopolitical implications of a satellite-based surveillance within the European Union maritime basins. She worked successively for the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, the European Satellite Centre (EUSC) based in Torrejòn (Spain) and for the United Nations Operational Satellite program (UNOSAT) based in Switzerland. The main objective was to produce conflicts and natural disasters maps based on satellite imagery.
She also had a first year as a postdoc within the Digital Humanities Lab at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland to model, among others topics, the old Venetian maritime routes.
Dr. Fournier is currently working within the MARIN team on a collaborate research project (called PASSAGES) on traffic surveillance, modelling, and risk in the arctic in collaboration with Canadian and German industry.