Accession Number : ADA616403


Title :   Advanced Methods for Passive Acoustic Detection, Classification, and Localization of Marine Mammals


Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV NEWPORT OR COOPERATIVE INST FOR MARINE RESOURCES STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Klay, Jonathan ; Mellinger, David K ; Moretti, David J ; Martin, Steve W ; Roch, Marie A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA616403


Report Date : 30 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : For effective long-term passive acoustic monitoring of today s large data sets, automated algorithms must provide the ability to detect and classify marine mammal vocalizations and ultimately, in some cases, provide data for estimating the population density of the species present. In recent years, researchers have developed a number of algorithms for detecting calls and classifying them to species or species group (such as beaked whales). Algorithms must be robust in real ocean environments where non-Gaussian and non-stationary noise sources, especially vocalizations from similar species, pose significant challenges. In this project, we are developing improved methods for detection, classification, and localization of many types of marine mammal sounds.


Descriptors :   *AQUATIC ANIMALS , ACOUSTIC DETECTION , ALGORITHMS , CLASSIFICATION , MONITORING , PASSIVE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Biology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE