Associate Professor Michelle E. Portman

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Skirting lobster traps in Cape Cod Bay (between Barnstable and Sesuit Harbors), August 2021

Dr. Portman graduated the University of California Berkeley with a B.Sc. in Political Economy of Natural Resources, the Technion with a M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning (’91) and UMass Boston with a doctorate in Public Policy (’07).  She held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position (2007-09) at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution located in Cape Cod, USA.  Currently her research focuses on coastal zone management, marine spatial planning, management of marine protected areas, marine litter from land-based sources, water sensitive planning and governance of the land-sea interface. She heads the MarCoast Ecosystems Integration Lab and authored Environmental Planning for Oceans and Coasts: Tools, Methods and Technologies (Springer, 2016), as well as wrote or co-wrote over 60 journal articles. Prior to her academic experience Dr. Portman held leading positions in public sector environmental agencies and organizations for over 15 years.  She is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Kiel Marine Sciences, a leading academic research program of Christian Albrechts University of Germany and she serves on the Board of Directors of Mei-Carmel - the Haifa Water Authority.

PhD 2007, Public Policy (Environmental concentration), University of Massachusetts, Boston
MSc 1991, Urban and Regional Planning, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
BSc 1984, Political Economy of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Current Students

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Ligil Breten, MSc

Nature-based solutions for coastal cliff collapse

ligil.breten@gmail.com

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Noa Lachyani, MSc

Marine Protected Areas Management

noa.lachyani@campus.technion.ac.il

אלון-גונן-1

Alon Gonen, MSc (with Prof. Malkinson)
The influence of a system of urban green roofs on flooding: Hadera case study

alongonen@campus.technion.ac.il

תמונת-ראש-קטה-לאתר

Ya'ara Grossmark, PhD

Human-marine wildlife interactions

yaaragr@hotmail.com

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Jordana Portman, Student Intern

Science Communication

jordanap@campus.technion.ac.il

אלגה

Olga Vadov, PhD

Shifting baselines for environmental impact assessment

olgavadov@gmail.com

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Merav Tal-Maon, PhD (with Prof. Broitman)

Runoff management using multi-objective optimization for water sensitive planning infrastructure

meravtalmaon@gmail.com

Alumni

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Gabi Gordon, MEng

Multicriteria Decision Analysis for Port Sustainability 

2023

ORTAL HEADSHOT

Ortal Sanker, MA

Jurisprudence of the 2004 Protection of the Coastal Environment Law

2023

ענבר_תמונה

Dr. Inbar Schwartz-Belkin, PhD

Use of Geotechnologies in Marine Spatial Planning

2023

תמונת ראש_קטנה לאתר

Orly Babitsky, MSc

Development of  a Vulnerability Index for the Israel Mediterranean Coast

2022

Sapir

Sapir Goldwasser, MSc

Aggregates & recyclable alternatives for construction

2021

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Asaf Zanzuri, MSc

Marine Protected Areas and the Public Trust Doctrine

2020

Eshkar

Eshkar Elhiayhu, MSc

Effects of Brownfield (polluted) Land on Urban Renewal

2018

BENNY_SMALL

Dr. Benny First, Postdoc

Infrastructure Policy and NIMBY

2018

ATERET

Dr. Ateret Shabtay-Yanai, PhD

Marine Infrastructures' Contribution to Marine Conservation

2018

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Dr. Shula Goulden, Postdoc

Water Sensitive Urban Design

2017

Nadav Shapira, MSc

Water Sensitive Planning

2018

Sharon Salkinder

Archeological sites as neighborhood open spaces

2016

Aviva Yasner, MSc

Net-zero energy planning on Air Force Bases

2017

Emri Brickner, MSc

Planning for Tsunami Preparedness

2017

Dr. Ruth Brennan, PhD

Perspectives on Marine Litter from Land-based Sources

2016

Dr. Yael Teff-Seker, PhD

Marine Spatial Plan of Israel; environmental education

2016

Lab Group Activites

Hof Hacarmel Beach Cleanup

Tel Aviv University Conference

Lab Strategy Meeting

Visiting CAMERI Haifa Wave Pool

Tel Shikmona

Coastal Tar Cleanup with Zalul

Open Positions

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PhD Position in Marine Planning

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Hebrew

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PhD Position in Marine Heritage & Archaeology

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Planning

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