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dc.contributor.authorRoch, Marie A.
dc.contributor.authorBatchelor, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorBaumann-Pickering, Simone
dc.contributor.authorBerchok, Catherine L.
dc.contributor.authorCholewiak, Danielle
dc.contributor.authorFujioka, Ei
dc.contributor.authorGarland, Ellen C.
dc.contributor.authorHerbert, Sean
dc.contributor.authorHildebrand, John A.
dc.contributor.authorOleson, Erin M.
dc.contributor.authorVan Parijs, Sofie
dc.contributor.authorRisch, Denise
dc.contributor.authorSirovic, Anna
dc.contributor.authorSoldevilla, Melissa S.
dc.coverage.spatialNorth Pacific Oceanen_US
dc.coverage.spatialNorth Atlantic Oceanen_US
dc.identifier.citationRoch, M.A., Batchelor, H., Baumann-Pickering, S., Berchok, C.L., Cholewiak, D., Fujioka, E., Garland, E.C., Herbert, S., Hildebrand, J.A., Oleson, E.M. and Van Parijs, S. (2016) Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics. Ecological informatics, 31, pp.122-136. DOI:
dc.description.abstractRecent expansion in the capabilities of passive acoustic monitoring of sound-producing animals is providing ex- pansive data sets in many locations. These long-term data sets will allow the investigation of questions related to the ecology of sound-producing animals on time scales ranging from diel and seasonal to inter-annual and decad- al. Analyses of these data often span multiple analysts from various research groups over several years of effort and, as a consequence, have begun to generate large amounts of scattered acoustic metadata. It has therefore be- come imperative to standardize the types of metadata being generated. A critical aspect of being able to learn from such large and varied acoustic data sets is providing consistent and transparent access that can enable the integration of various analysis efforts. This is juxtaposed with the need to include new information for specific research questions that evolve over time. Hence, a method is proposed for organizing acoustic metadata that ad- dresses many of the problems associated with the retention of metadata from large passive acoustic data sets. A structure was developed for organizing acoustic metadata in a consistent manner, specifying required and op- tional terms to describe acoustic information derived from a recording. A client-server database was created to implement this data representation as a networked data service that can be accessed from several programming languages. Support for data import from a wide variety of sources such as spreadsheets and databases is provided. The implementation was extended to access Internet-available data products, permitting access to a variety of environmental information types (e.g. sea surface temperature, sunrise/sunset, etc.) from a wide range of sources as if they were part of the data service. This metadata service is in use at several institutions and has been used to track and analyze millions of acoustic detections from marine mammals, fish, elephants, and anthropogenic sound sources.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subject.otherIOOS Marine Life
dc.titleManagement of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypePassive acoustic recording systemsen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData analysisen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData exchangeen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData archival/stewardship/curationen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleEcological Informaticsen_US
dc.description.eovMarine turtles, birds, mammals abundance and distributionen_US
dc.description.eovOcean sounden_US
dc.description.ebvSpecies Populationsen_US
dc.description.ebvSpecies Traitsen_US
dc.description.ecvMarine Habitatsen_US
dc.description.sensorsPassive Acoustic Recordersen_US
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