Forrest Melton

Forrest serves as the technical co-lead for the project along with Justin Huntington. Forrest and Justin lead the design of the overall architecture and API for the Open ET platform and Forrest serves as the primary coordinator of the ET modeling and software engineering teams. Forrest has 19 years of experience developing applications of satellite data to address resource management challenges, and has received honor awards from NASA, CA DWR and the Federal Labs Consortium for his work to develop applications of satellite data for water managers and agricultural producers in California. Forrest also serves as an Associate Program Manager for Water Resources with the NASA Applied Sciences Program and Program Scientist for the NASA Western Water Applications Office. (MS, Earth Systems, Stanford University; BS Earth Systems, Stanford University).