[MARMAM] Course for Graduate Students: Cetacean Acoustics

Marcos Santos sotalia at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 05:27:14 PDT 2014

Course for Graduate Students: Cetacean Acoustics
(Nov. 18th to 28th; Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Course for up to 8 (eight) Latin American graduate students in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. It will be held by the Instituto Oceanografico - Universidade de
São Paulo (IOUSP) from November 18th to 28th.

Ph. D. Laura Kloepper (National Science Foundation funded Postdoctoral
Fellow at Brown University and Visiting Scholar Appointment in the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth; www.laurakloepper.net) will be visiting Brazil and
will share information on an important field of cetacean investigation.

The course is free of charge for Latin American graduate students, except
in the 4 last fieldwork days which will include the amount of around U$ 100
to cover expenses of food and accomodation taxes at the IOUSP research base
at the Cananeia estuary.

The conceptual framework will be worked from Nov 18th to 24th in the main
headquarters of IOUSP in Sao Paulo, and fieldwork working with Guiana
dolphin acoustics will be done at the Cananeia estuary from Nov. 25th to
28th. Transportation to the field and back to Sao Paulo will be provided by
the IOUSP.

The main topics to be covered in this course are:

-- why cetacean acoustics is important in Latin America (oil companies,
unique geographies, species found in and near, etc)
-- introduction to physics of underwater sounds
-- introduction to biology and anatomy of sound production in cetaceans
-- introduction to tools used to record sounds (hydrophones, amplifiers,
-- using arrays (localization, beam reconstruction, etc)
-- software to analyze sounds (focus on free software but also touch on
-- interpreting and understanding sounds: linking to mitigation and

It is a 60h course and may be used as credits to graduate courses.
Classes will be in English.

Interested students may get in touch with Prof. Marcos Santos
(sotalia at gmailcom) who will answer questions about subscriptions (to be
opened from October 20th to November 12th; form and docs to be sent by
e-mail) and will help with indications on where to stay in Sao Paulo.
The ones who want to start searching a place to stay, there is an
interesting opportunity to spend less or no money when staying at student's
houses close to the university. Check at

Dr. Marcos C
sar de Oliveira Santos
rio de Biologia da Conserva
o de Mam
feros Aqu
Departamento de Oceanografia Biol
Instituto Oceanogr
fico, Universidade de S
o Paulo
a do Oceanogr
fico, 191, Sala 145-A
, São Paulo, SP, Brasil,
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