[MARMAM] RESEARCH COURSE - Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals, 9-15 July, Sweden

Sam Nichols sn1608 at googlemail.com
Mon May 23 10:28:23 PDT 2016

*Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals with a Specific View of
Harbour Porpoises and Bottlenose Dolphins – Research course*

9 – 15 July 2016

Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden

Gain hands on experience studying the impacts of anthropogenic noise on
bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises during this seven day research
course that combines traditional lectures with practical field and
laboratory work.

Lectures on the fundamentals of underwater acoustics, marine mammal
acoustics, impacts of sounds on marine mammals, experimental design, and
data analysis and interpretation are delivered by experts in the field.
Acoustic data will be collected using multiple platforms during field
trips. Guest speakers will share their research on how dolphin cognitive
studies are conducted with captive dolphins.


Dr Mats Amundin

Mats is Senior Advisor at Kolmården Wildlife Park and guest professor in
Zoology at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests include
bioacoustics with emphasis on sound production in odontocetes and animal
behaviour. Mats served as the project coordinator of SAMBAH (Static
Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise) for five years and
as an acoustic expert for Sweden at the ASCOBANS (Agreement for the
Protection of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic and North Sea) meetings.

Dr Paul Lepper

Paul is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Electronic, Electrical &
Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. He specialises in
underwater acoustics, bioacoustics and underwater technologies. These
include acoustic and optical underwater systems, sound field measurement,
modelling and simulation.

Activities covered include:
- Fundamentals of underwater acoustics and marine mammal acoustic
- Impacts of sound on marine life
- Experimental methods for evaluating impacts of sound
- Experimental design including acoustic equipment
- Field techniques and data collection using acoustic platform
- Data processing, analysis and interpretation
- Dolphin cognitive studies field trip

Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden’s largest zoo, is home to 600 animals from
around the world. The 370 acre park opened its doors in 1965 and has been a
top attraction ever since. Kolmården overlooks Bråviken Bay in the
beautiful Swedish countryside south of Stockholm.

Please contact us for further information by email (*training at seiche.com*
<training at seiche.com>) or look at our website ( *www.seichetraining.com*
<http://www.seichetraining.com/> ). In case you're not interested but have
colleagues or peers who might be, we'd appreciate you forwarding this email
and attached flyer.

Thanks and Regards

Sarah Hancock and the team at Seiche Training
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