Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Research course - Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals

Research course - Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals with a Specific View of Harbour Porpoises and Bottlenose Dolphins 

Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals with a Specific View of Harbour Porpoises and Bottlenose Dolphins – Research course

9 – 15 July 2016
Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden

Gain hands on experience studying the impacts of anthropogenic noise on bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises during this seven day research course that combines traditional lectures with practical field and laboratory work.

Lectures on the fundamentals of underwater acoustics, marine mammal acoustics, impacts of sounds on marine mammals, experimental design, and data analysis and interpretation are delivered by experts in the field. Acoustic data will be collected using multiple platforms during field trips. Guest speakers will share their research on how dolphin cognitive studies are conducted with captive dolphins.

Dr Mats Amundin
Mats is Senior Advisor at Kolmården Wildlife Park and guest professor in Zoology at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests include bioacoustics with emphasis on sound production in odontocetes and animal behaviour. Mats served as the project coordinator of SAMBAH (Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise) for five years and as an acoustic expert for Sweden at the ASCOBANS (Agreement for the Protection of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic and North Sea) meetings.

Dr Paul Lepper
Paul is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. He specialises in underwater acoustics, bioacoustics and underwater technologies. These include acoustic and optical underwater systems, sound field measurement, modelling and simulation.

Activities covered include:
- Fundamentals of underwater acoustics and marine mammal acoustic
- Impacts of sound on marine life
- Experimental methods for evaluating impacts of sound
- Experimental design including acoustic equipment
- Field techniques and data collection using acoustic platform
- Data processing, analysis and interpretation
- Dolphin cognitive studies field trip

Kolmården Wildlife Park, Sweden’s largest zoo, is home to 600 animals from around the world. The 370 acre park opened its doors in 1965 and has been a top attraction ever since. Kolmården overlooks Bråviken Bay in the beautiful Swedish countryside south of Stockholm.

Please contact us for further information by email (training@seiche.com) or look at our website ( www.seichetraining.com ). In case you're not interested but have colleagues or peers who might be, we'd appreciate you forwarding this email and attached flyer.

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