Ocean Biodiversity Listening Project
Underwater soundscapes can reveal the status of marine biodiversity and ecosystem health. We collaborate with international scientists to establish a soundscape monitoring network that covers estuaries, coral reefs, seagrass beds, continental shelves, and hydrothermal vents. By listening to underwater sounds, this project aims to investigate the changes in marine biodiversity due to climate change and anthropogenic developments.
Soundscape Information Retrieval
Ecoacoustics is an emerging field that investigates the relationships among sounds of living organisms (biophony), their habitats (geophony), and human development (anthropophony). However, effectively retrieving information from a soundscape can be very challenging. Our mission is to develop open tools of soundscape information retrieval for facilitating the utilization of soundscapes in ecosystem monitoring.