[MARMAM] Spring 2013 Passive Acoustic Technician Training Course

Julie Oswald oswald.jn at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 00:27:34 PST 2012

Bio-Waves, Inc. is pleased to announce that registration is now open for
our Passive Acoustic Technician training course.  This four day course
combines theoretical instruction with hands-on demonstrations and training
to give participants a working knowledge of passive acoustic monitoring
hardware and software.  The goal of this training course is to familiarize
individuals with the necessary equipment and procedures, and teach the
basic skills required to prepare them for work as passive acoustic field
technicians.  This course will be held at the University of California, San
Diego Supercomputer Center in La Jolla, California from Tuesday, February 12
th through Friday February 15th, 2013.  The training course will cover the
following subjects:

·                                          -an introduction to the physics
of underwater sound and fundamentals of marine mammal acoustics

·                                         - instruction on the design,
setup, troubleshooting and repair of towed hydrophone arrays and other
acoustic receivers (ex. sonobuoys, autonomous recorders) used in the field

·                                        - software used to detect,
localize and classify sounds produced by marine mammals

·                                        - software used to review and
post-process acoustic data

·                                        - the role of passive acoustic
methods in mitigation and marine mammal monitoring

·                                       - best practices for effective
acoustic data collection and management.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained a working
knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of towed hydrophone
array system design, maintenance and operations, in addition to software
used during field operations and for data review and analysis.  All
participants will receive a set of materials for reference in the field.

For those participants that are interested, we are pleased to offer course
credit for the training course through the University of California, San
Diego's Extension Program.  Credit for the course is available to those who
are interested via a separate application and fees.

To register or obtain more information about the course please visit
www.bio-waves.net/upcoming .  A $250 non-refundable deposit will be
required to secure your position in the course, and a minimum number of
participants must be registered by Friday, January 4th, 2013 (deposits will
be refunded if the minimum is not met prior to this date and we will notify
all registrants).  Limited spaces are available at a discounted rates for
groups or graduate students; discounts are available on a first come, first
serve basis.  Please contact education at bio-waves.net with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you this coming winter!
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