[MARMAM] Passive Acoustic Monitoring - Training Course
fas at smru.co.uk
Mon Aug 1 08:30:48 PDT 2011
The use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) is becoming an increasingly
important tool in both marine mammal research and applied in industry.
It is important that individuals using any passive acoustic monitoring
software are properly trained to use the software to maximise its full
potential. Feedback from users is also important in the ongoing
development of such software.
PAMGUARD is currently funded by the OGP E&P Sound and Marine Life Joint
Industry Program, and has been established to address the fundamental
limitations of existing cetacean passive acoustic monitoring (PAM)
software capabilities. PAMGUARD seeks to provide open-source PAM
software based on a platform-independent (e.g. Windows or Linux),
flexible, modular architecture. The open-source aspect of software
development is facilitated through the project's presence on
SourceForge, where a community of altruistic developers provides extra
resources. This community currently includes developers with proven PAM
experience from both the UK and the USA. Open development means that the
software is free and access to the code is easy and assured. It also
allows the code's copyright to be protected in perpetuity so that it
cannot readily be closed and commercialised to the detriment of its
users. It ultimately means that more people have access for development.
This generally speeds up innovations and improves the performance and
maintainability of the code.
SMRU Ltd are running a PAMGUARD Training course on 8th and 9th September
2011 in St Andrews, Scotland.
This course will be led by Dr Doug Gillespie of St Andrews University,
one of the principle architects of the PAMGuard software. If you are
interested in attending the course, then please see the PAMGuard website
for further details:
or email info at smru.co.uk
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