Max Holloway

Max Holloway


  • Coastal physical oceanographer, SAMS UHI
  • United Kingdom

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Research Expertise

I am a physical data scientist; I objectively calculate odds, identify patterns and detect anomalies in large, complex datasets. I collect observational data and develop numerical models and have a special interest in model-data comparison and assessing and communicating uncertainty.

My current research at SAMS applies a combined model-data approach to observational physical oceanography data and high resolution, non-hydrostatic numerical ocean models to better understand small-scale ocean physics. This understanding is then used to optimise marine industries, such as aquaculture, and ensure sustainable use of our oceans.

My past research has involved fieldwork in both the Arctic and Antarctic and used coupled climate models to better understand how the high latitude climate system has varied in the past and how it may vary in future.

Services Expertise

I have experience as a data science consultant, specifically using machine learning and data visualisation to extract the full potential and hidden insights from client datasets.

Academic Qualifications

2016 PhD. University of Bristol

2012 MSc Oceanography. University of Southampton

2011 BSc (Hons) Physical Geography. University of Portsmouth

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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