Hannah Dillahunt is the GIS Developer for GCOOS and a Research Specialist I at the Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University. Her role at GCOOS focuses on creating, maintaining, and updating GCOOS spatial data resources.
Hannah has a master’s degree in Geospatial Data Science from the School of Environment & Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. Her master’s project focused on identifying the most suitable regions for offshore wind development along the coastal contiguous United States. For her research, she created site suitability maps that identified the suitability for offshore wind development along each coastal region through the analysis of environmental, economic, and social variables with specific focus on the protection of endangered marine mammals such as the North Atlantic Right Whale. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Smith College where she majored in Environmental Science & Policy and minored in Biological Sciences.