[MARMAM] Bio-Waves Passive Acoustic Technology Training Course, April 2016

Julie Oswald julie.oswald at bio-waves.net
Thu Jan 14 23:22:15 PST 2016


Bio-Waves, Inc. is pleased to announce that registration (www.bio-waves.com)
is now open for our Passive Acoustic Technology training course, scheduled
to occur *Monday, April 18th through Friday April 22nd, 2016*.  This five
day 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
for troubleshooting and field repairs.  We will teach the basic skills
required to prepare individuals for work as passive acoustic field and post
processing technicians.  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
   demos)
   -          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
   Oceanography)

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 tasks (e.g. repairing cables,
troubleshooting acoustic systems etc.), and will receive a set of materials
for reference in the field.

For those participants who 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
*www.bio-waves.com
<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 $1,575 total fee will be required to
secure your position in the course.  This cost includes a light breakfast
and catered lunch.  Early registration ends on *Friday March 18th *after
which a $100 late registration fee will be applied to the total.  Limited
space is available at a discounted rate of $1,400 for groups of two 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 coming spring!
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