Managing marine data

We are working to make underwater acoustic data, vessel tracking data, and related software products more easily findable and improve their accessibility for researchers in Canada and around the world. Learn about our metadata standards and visit our data discovery portal.

Enhancing understanding with visualizations

We are creating visualization tools to support environmental management and decision making in the context of marine ecosystems. Use our Ocean Soundscape Atlas to explore how ship traffic creates underwater noise pollution or learn about our decision making tool that helps groups of people choose among a competing set of alternatives based on their individual preferences.

Detecting underwater sounds with deep learning

We are developing novel machine-learning algorithms to detect and classify calls made my marine mammals and fish. The algorithms are being used by researchers as part of passive acoustic monitoring systems, helping them protect endangered species such as the North Atlantic right whale. Try out our Python package Ketos, which provides tools that help you develop and train your own deep learning models at detecting and classifying underwater sounds.

Compiling sound catalogues and datasets

Working together with researchers from the U.S. and France, MERIDIAN is helping create an online catalog of all known fish sounds and building a benchmark dataset for training and testing marine bioacoustics detection and classification algorithms.

Modelling ocean soundscapes

We are developing a Python package named Kadlu that streamlines and automates the data pipeline for ocean ambient noise modelling. Learn more about Kadlu or try out one of several tutorials.