Soundscape Atlas Workshop Report

On August 16 and 17, 2018, our first MERIDIAN workshop entitled “The Canadian Ocean Soundscape: Models, Tools and Integration Points” took place at the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It brought together members of the geographically disperse MERIDIAN team and various representatives of the Canadian ocean acoustics community. The Read more…

On metadata standards

Image Credit: Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe by Jenn Riley Author:   Kim Mortimer – Data Management Expert It’s in ISO’s name: “International Organization for Standardization”. But when you look up some of their standards (for example, ISO 19115, which is what I’m most interested in), you Read more…

Big Data solutions for the marine acoustic community

Author:   Ines Hessler – Senior Data Manager MERIDIAN (Marine Environmental Research Infrastructure for Data Integration and Application Network) successfully launched in November 2017. MERIDIAN is a Canada Foundation for Innovation funded multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary consortium of ocean researchers, computer and data management professionals. Our team members are based at Read more…

Presentation Archive

24 September 2021 – Sustainable Ocean Conference – Dalhousie University Machine Learning in Marine Bioacoustics – Bruno PadoveseView Poster 24 August 2021 – Advances in Marine Data Science Session – SFU’s Big Data Hub The Ketos Package – Fabio FrazaoView Presentation Acoustic Detection and Classification of Killer Whales with Deep Neural Read more…

Newsletter Archive

2022-10-18 MERIDIAN E-Newsletter October 2022 2022-06-09 MERIDIAN E-Newsletter May 2022 2021-12-10 MERIDIAN E-Newsletter December 2021 2021-03-01 MERIDIAN E-Newsletter March 2021 2020-09-02 MERIDIAN E-Newsletter September 2020 2020-03-05 Where did the time go? 2020 is in full swing! 2019-10-16 Freshly harvested news – Read them before they get old 2019-05-28 It’s been Read more…

Data Discovery Portal

Underwater acoustic data is important for understanding the oceans and how sound affects the marine environment. To record underwater sounds produced by, for instance, marine mammals, waves, and ships, and to capture the complexity and interactions of the marine soundscape, hydrophones and other acoustic recording devices are used. These devices Read more…

Ocean Soundscape Atlas

Underwater noise generated by human activities such as shipping raises concerns about its potential impact on marine life, for instance, by affecting their ability to navigate, communicate, feed, and reproduce. With increased shipping activity along traditional routes and the opening of new shipping lanes, changes in noise distribution in Canadian Read more…

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