Maureen Vo, BSc
NoiseTracker Coordinator (Outreach and education)

Maureen has worn many hats since joining Raincoast in 2016. She initially joined as the Education Coordinator to pilot the Salish Sea Emerging Stewards Program and simultaneously continued to build capacity and develop programs for Raincoast through her role as Development Coordinator. Currently, she is now the NoiseTracker Coordinator and working to pilot a BC coast-wide collaborative initiative amongst underwater acoustic data gatherers to create an integrated and comprehensive map-based noise visualization system on a centralized platform that will help inform policy and management decisions to reduce underwater noise impacts on marine life.

Her multidisciplinary work and experiences have allowed her to truly understand and value the power of collaboration and weaving different knowledge systems together, which she applies to all her work. 

Maureen completed an interdisciplinary master’s degree in marine biology and computer engineering from the University of Montreal. She is mostly found outdoors wandering through coastal forests and exploring the ocean and its inhabitants through boating, sailing, and now freediving.

Recent articles

Overhead photo of a humpback whale surfacing.

The lives and language of whales

As scientists, the questions we ask are designed to improve our efforts to ensure good living conditions for these mammals (their habitat) and improve their resilience in the face of…

Overhead photo of a humpback whale surfacing.

Launching our 10-year, place-based conservation science initiative on the Sunshine Coast

Raincoast is building on our strong track record of conservation science and action to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. Two of our programs, Healthy Waters…

Suzie Hall scuba diving with some anemones.

Meet Suzie Hall, Raincoast’s new NoiseTracker Technician

Suzie Hall has joined our Cetacean Conservation Research team to assist with our new NoiseTracker initiative. Suzie will be working with the existing hydrophone operators along the coast of BC…

Killer whale spyhopping from a birds eye view.

The not-so-silent world: monitoring underwater noise using non invasive techniques

For a long time, the prevailing notion was that the ocean was a place devoid of any sound. The idea gained prominence with Jacques Cousteau’s book (1953) and documentary (1956)…