Hannah Auricht

PhD Researcher
University of Adelaide

Adelaide, SA

Contact me for

  • mentoring
  • sitting on boards or committees
  • outreach activities
  • opportunities to collaborate

Biography

I am a PhD researcher at the University of Adelaide. I started out as an undergraduate in Marine Biology, but soon realised the potential of remote sensing for monitoring of broad scale ocean processes.

I now work in remote sensing of ocean colour and water quality which enables me to marry my love and interest in marine ecosystems with real world monitoring capabilities and applications. In other words, I use satellite imagery of the earth to monitor and better understand changes in coastal marine environments to inform management decisions and policy. More specifically, I am interested in how changes in river flow due to management or drought events can affect coastal environments and coastal water quality. How strong is the relationship between coastal water quality and river flow? How important is this relationship and how will it change over space and time due to climate change, or as we further modify river flow? We need to try and answer these questions to better prepare for the future and to protect and conserve our coastal ecosystems and species. 

I'm also very passionate about women in STEM! I hope my passion for science and my love of remote sensing is interesting if not inspiring to other women considering STEM careers. I hope more women and minorities in STEM become visible to the public, and take up STEM career paths.