[MARMAM] Bio-Waves Passive Acoustic Technology Training Course - early registration extended to Oct 8

Julie Oswald oswald.jn at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 15:36:26 PDT 2014

Due to popular demand, early registration for the 4-day Bio-Waves  Passive
Acoustic Technology training course has been extended to *Wednesday October
8, 2014*.  After this date, a $100 late registration fee will be applied to
the cost of tuition.  The course scheduled to occur Tuesday, November
11th through
Friday November 14th, 2014 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the
University of California, San Diego.  Spaces are limited and filling
quickly, so registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.  To
register or obtain more information about the course please visit
<http://www.bio-waves.com/> *and click on the "Passive Acoustic Technology
Training Course" button on the bottom of the main page.

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The 4-day Passive Acoustic Technology training course combines lectures
covering concepts,  theory and methods with hands-on hardware
demonstrations and computer training.  The aim of the course is to give
participants a working knowledge of passive acoustic hardware,  software
and methods used to study and monitor marine mammals.  The training course
will familiarize individuals with passive acoustic monitoring (PAM)
equipment and best practices, as well as offer instruction on
troubleshooting and field repairs.  We will teach the basic skills required
to prepare individuals for work in the field as well as post processing in
the lab.  We will cover methods used for research as well as mitigation and
monitoring.  This course will be held at the University of California, San
Diego Supercomputer Center in La Jolla, California.

The training course will include the following:

   -          An introduction to the physics of underwater sound (lectures)
   -          An introduction to marine mammal acoustics (lectures)
   -          An introduction to PAM hardware such as hydrophones,
   sonobuoys and autonomous recorders (lectures and demo)
   -          Instruction on the design, setup, troubleshooting and repair of
   towed hydrophone array systems (Demo and hands-on training)
   -          Training in software used to detect, localize, and classify
   sounds produced by marine mammals (lectures, computer laboratory work and
   -          Training in software used to review and post-process
acoustic data
   (lectures and computer laboratory work)
   -          Lectures on the role of passive acoustic methods in
   mitigation and marine mammal monitoring
   -          Lectures on best practices for effective acoustic data
   collection and management
   -          Guest lectures from subject area experts (e.g., scientists
   from local research institutes such as UCSD’s Scripps Institution of

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained a working
knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of passive acoustic system
design, operation, and maintenance.  They will have had hands-on experience
with a variety of software programs commonly used during real-time field
operations and for data review and analysis. Additionally, participants
will have performed specific hardware tasks (e.g. repairing cables,
troubleshooting acoustic systems etc.), and 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.  Four quarter units are available via a separate
UCSD application and fees.

To register or obtain more information about the course please visit
<http://www.bio-waves.com/>* and click on the "Passive Acoustic Technology
Training Course" button on the bottom of the main page.  A $300
non-refundable deposit towards the $1,450 total fee will be required to
secure your position in the course.  This cost includes a light breakfast
and catered lunch each day.  Early registration ends on *Wednesday October
8th*, after which a $100 late registration fee will be applied to the
total.  Limited space is available at a discounted rates for groups of
three or more or graduate students; discounts are available on a first
come, first served basis.  Also, while lodging is not available on UCSD
campus, we have a list of local hotels, some of which provide discounts if
attending events on campus, and will assist in coordinating room and ride
share between registrants via email prior to the training.  Please contact
education at bio-waves.net with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you
this fall!

"If you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical
expression, go out and explore"

           -Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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