Research Director

Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)

Mike Pol is the Research Director at the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), which focuses on understanding potential regional impact to fish and fisheries from offshore wind development. Mike has been working on development of regional data standards, gear standardization, data accessibility, and a regional research framework, among other topics.

Before coming to ROSA, Mike spent many years first working in fisheries observer programs, and then later as a project leader at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries developing gear-based solutions to bycatch and other fisheries issues.  Mike holds a PhD in Marine Science and Technology from the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; an M.S. in Wildlife Biology (Fisheries) from The University of Montana; and a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University. 

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