Michelle Portman (Israel)
Dr. Portman holds a PhD in Public Policy with a focus on marine conservation,
She heads the MarCoast Ecosystem Integration Lab and is author of a new book entitled Environmental Planning for Oceans and Coasts: Tools, Methods and Technologies.
Over the past two years she has lead the recently completed Technion Israel Marine Plan.
In addition to Dr. Portmanís academic experience, she held leading positions in public sector environmental agencies and organizations for over 15 years.
Her main areas of research include: environmental planning; marine litter from land-based sources, water sensitive urban design, coastal resource management and marine protected areas, spatial analysis, marine spatial planning and green infrastructure.