Max Kaplan, PhD

I am a marine scientist with an interest in how public policy and technological innovation can help foster the sustainable use of marine resources. I hold a PhD in biological oceanography from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program


Currently based in Washington, D.C., I am a John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program. I work on building global scientific capacity for ocean observations, strengthening international partnerships, and highlighting the threat of ocean acidification through UN processes and other high-level fora. 


My academic research focuses on developing new remote-sensing tools to measure and study tropical marine biodiversity. Primarily, I do this by recording sounds made by marine animals. Most of my research to date has focused on coral reefs.