What is Open EcoAcoustics?
Australia’s biodiversity crisis necessitates urgent action to deliver continental-scale monitoring and management of threatened species and ecosystems. Our platform aids ecoacoustics monitoring of these environments and is open to everyone to aggregate and share data, analyses and tools.
Our vision is to enable open science and conservation through the development and promotion of open access ecoacoustic technologies, methodologies and standards.
We provide a dedicated ecoacoustics platform that is open to everyone, so that it can aggregate and share data, analyses and tools, and interoperate with downstream services. We support FAIR data by developing standardised metadata and third party analyses by moving to flexible workflow technologies (PBS, docker, Kubernetes). We accelerate data analysis by publishing a shared repository of annotated datasets and recognisers. We interface to other systems, including TERN, ALA, EcoCommons and citizen science sites, through services and shared tools.
Ecoacoustic monitoring provides a non-invasive, complementary strategy to other forms of ecological surveying, supporting the study of wildlife populations and environments.
Ecoacoustic data provides a record of soniferous fauna allowing the answering of ecological questions such as species occupancy, abundance, behaviour, species richness, and showing trends over time and space.
Ecoacoustic data collection and analysis is supported by a range of hardware and software, enabling data management and sharing, as well as sense-making by analysts in both the present and the future.