Towards an acoustic environmental observatory

Mason, Richard, Roe, Paul, Towsey, Michael W., Zhang, Jinglan, Gibson, Jennifer, & Gage, Stuart (2008) Towards an acoustic environmental observatory. In Proceedings of the IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience, IEEE, University Place Conference Center & Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 135-142.

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The need for large scale environmental monitoring to manage environmental change is well established. Ecologists have long used acoustics as a means of monitoring the environment in their field work, and so the value of an acoustic environmental observatory is evident. However, the volume of data generated by such an observatory would quickly overwhelm even the most fervent scientist using traditional methods. In this paper we present our steps towards realising a complete acoustic environmental observatory - i.e. a cohesive set of hardware sensors, management utilities, and analytical tools required for large scale environmental monitoring. Concrete examples of these elements, which are in active use by ecological scientists, are also presented

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ID Code: 29068
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Acoustics , Environmental Monitoring, Sensor Network
DOI: 10.1109/eScience.2008.16
ISBN: 9781424433803
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IEEE
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Deposited On: 04 Dec 2009 01:09
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