Eric Rignot is a glaciologist and remote sensing scientist at UC Irvine and at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is interested in ice sheet mass balance and ice-ocean interaction in Greenland and Antarctica. As part of MELT, he will provide to the team the latest information on the grounding line position of Thwaites from satellite interferometry and will generate remote sensing estimates of ice shelf melt to be compared with data to be collected in the field.