Olsen, Melanie

Melanie Olsen

Team Leader, Technology Development

Contact Information

Phone (07) 4753 4249
Int +61 7 4753 4249
Email molsen@aims.gov.au


With a diverse background in autonomous systems, electronic warfare and systems engineering, Melanie has extensive experience in integrating technologies into operational products. She has led the Australian engineering effort and represented multi-national technical teams during cutting edge product design & development. Melanie┬┐s interest is to harness new technology and innovative techniques to deliver outcomes in an efficient manner. 

The mission of the Technology Development team is to revolutionise marine monitoring systems for our researchers throughout tropical Australia.


2006 BEng (Hons I), James Cook University
2013 CPEng, Engineers Australia
2015 MSysEng (Electronic Warfare), UNSW Canberra


Layered cooperative marine monitoring systems
Autonomous platforms (aerial, surface, subsurface)
Advanced imaging systems
Real-time remote sensor communications


Lead author and contributor to many internal Government articles, reports and technology assessments.
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