Melanie Olsen leads ReefWorks – Australia’s Tropical Marine Technology Test Range at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). ReefWorks offers a national capability to safely test marine technologies, unmanned systems and new sensors.
Melanie has 15 years experience in delivering new capability systems with AIMS and the Department of Defence. With a Masters in Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering from UNSW and Computer Systems Engineering degree from JCU, Melanie has a strong background in autonomous systems and electronics integration. She has led the Australian engineering effort and represented multi-national teams during cutting edge product design & development. Melanie’s interest is to integrate new technologies to deliver sovereign capability outcomes efficiently.