This webinar will focus on how to manage and share passive acoustic monitoring data. The presentations will include updates on progress and lessons learned from the SanctSound program (https://sanctsound.ioos.us/
) which has built a data platform and web portal for sound and has established processes to transform raw data to products. We will also hear updates about the IOOS Topic 2 PAM cyberinfrastructure project and explore ways to strengthen connections among the RAs and MBON projects involved in sound monitoring and the Federal teams developing standard approaches.
Dr. Leila Hatch is a research ecologist in the Science and Heritage Division of NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. She serves as the national coordinator for underwater sound monitoring across the sanctuary system. Dr. Hatch supports NOAA and US government science and policy efforts aimed at reducing the impacts of underwater noise from human activities on marine life and integrating sound-derived observations within broader marine life data collection, interpretation, management and access initiatives. Dr. Hatch began working for NOAA after serving as a fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives' Resources Committee. She received a doctoral degree from Cornell University in evolutionary biology, where her research used molecular genetic and acoustic tools to identify population boundaries among northern hemisphere fin whales. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Hatch participated in global research programs to study impacts to whale and dolphin populations associated with a wide range of human activities.
Dr. Carrie Wall is a research scientist at the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science where she has led the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information Fisheries Acoustic Archives since 2013. These archives encompass water column sonar and passive acoustic data, each stewarding 100s of TB of data collected by partners throughout NOAA, other federal agencies, academia, and internationally. Carrie received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida. Her doctoral research focused on fish sound production using passive acoustic monitoring in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Following graduate school, she conducted research on deep-sea fish sound production at the University of Victoria and taught marine ecology to undergraduate students at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada.
IOOS DMAC Team