Abby Mohan, MSc
Consultant, Marine Geographer and GIS Analyst
MSc, Marine Science, San Francisco State University Estuary & Ocean Science Center
BA, Geography Water Resource Management, San Francisco State University
Abby Mohan is a marine geographer and GIS analyst who works on the intersections between coastal use, coastal policy, coastal science, and best practices in communicating these complex issues to the public. Abby is active in the maritime community and serves as the Chair of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (GFNMS).
Abby supports climate change vulnerability and risk assessments with a focus on coastal environments, sea level rise, and emergent groundwater. Abby led the technical analysis and GIS modeling of the response of shallow groundwater to sea level rise since Pathway's work with the All Bay Collective to our most recent release of the Shallow Groundwater Response to Sea Level Rise for four Bay Area counties in partnership with the San Francisco Estuary Institute.
Abby worked with the GEF Blue Forests project translating the experiences of project managers from carbon and ecosystem service based mangrove conservation and restoration in seven countries (Abu Dhabi, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Mozambique) to develop lessons learned, tools and guidance to replicate and scale up successes from these pilot projects.
Abby is also a licensed captain and enjoys being out on the water every chance she can get. You may see her out on a boat along San Francisco's seawall supporting the monitoring of San Francisco's Living Seawall Pilot with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center this spring, summer, and fall!
When Abby is not working you can find her out on the water on Ishkabibble, her Baltic 38DP sailboat, or out at the dog park with her adorable Bernadoodle, Finn.