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(WP5) Extending Asian Soundscape Monitoring Network and Moving Towards Open Science Platform
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2018-06-26
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Extending Asian Soundscape Monitoring Network and Moving Towards Open Science Platform

 

March 2017 – December 2018

 

 

Target Participants:

Six (6) participating countries and one (1) organization, representative of twelve (12) institutes

 

Lead organisation:

ASGC, Taiwan


Objective: 

 

- To establish a soundscape collaboration network by integrating the data management and analysis platform over DCI.

 

- To optimize ecology and biodiversity monitoring by soundscape both at national and regional level.

 

- To support case studies: providing services of data management and data analysis by integrating tools and methods developed by 

  other-sub projects into the DCI.

 

Approach: 

Soundscape reflects the dynamics of biological, ecological, environmental and societal systems of a landscape as well as the interactions between them. Through the long-term monitoring of soundscape, the impact and changes of the environment could be revealed even if the organisms inside are not visible. Investigation of the temporal patterns of soundscape can provide insights into characteristics of primary acoustical events and correlations of the driving forces of the changes. While previous studies have focused on ultrasonic sounds, this project will concentrate on fostering partner countries’ capabilities by implementing training and dissemination events.


Program:

The project is divided into three (3) types of programs as shown in the table below.

 Activity

 Development of DCI-based soundscape open archive

  -Create a scalable and sustainable open science platform for the soundscape monitoring network in Asia.

 Integration of the machine learning and soundscape research network

  -Support researchers and stakeholders in Asia to establish a long-term soundscape monitoring network

 Extending the monitoring network into aquatic and ultrasonic soundscape

 -Establish a prototype to monitoring aquatic soundscape in South-East Asia by deploying at least one set of submersible  sound recorder

Expected Outcome:

The soundscape monitoring network will eventually extend to global scale by integrating all Asia countries and related resources in Europe, America and Africa.

Develop the capacity to monitor the dynamics of the coupled natural-human system and enhance the balance of biological diversity and environmental changes.