Max Kaplan, PhD

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I am a marine scientist working in public policy. I hold a PhD in biological oceanography from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program


I am currently based in Ottawa, ON and work at Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a policy advisor. Previously, I held a John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Silver Spring, MD in NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (2017-2018), where I worked on building global scientific capacity for ocean observation.


My doctoral research focused on developing autonomous sensing tools to better study the sounds made by marine animals living on coral reefs.