The Ecoacoustics Congress is a four day conference organised by the International Society of Ecoacoustics (ISE). The aim of the 2018 congress is to bring together scientists, natural resource managers, industry and artists to explore the ways that sound can deepen our understanding of the environment. Ecoacoustics operates in all types of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems extending the scope of acoustics and bioacoustics.
the aims of the International Society of Ecoacoustics and include:
o To promote a scientific approach to the study of Ecoacoustics.
o To create a network between scientists and students to facilitate the exchange of information about theories, methods and tools in Ecoacoustics.
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o To facilitate regular meetings, workshops and seminars across the Australasian region.
o To promote publications (proceedings, book series and journals).
o To support collaboration with other scientific disciplines with links to acoustics, ecology and conservation biology.
o To work with other organizations to use ecoacoustics to help achieve ecological integrity in the world’s disappearing ecosystems.
o To encourage acoustic research projects on endangered species and threatened ecosystems and to promote the conservation of acoustic diversity and natural soundscapes.
o To promote interdisciplinary approaches in the development of data acquisition and analysis tools by bringing together competences in microelectronics, signal processing, and information technology.
o To promote new approaches to data analysis by bringing together competences in “big data” and “data mining.
o To promote the collection and archiving of natural sounds.
o To promote ecoacoustics public outreach through new educational formats and science-based sound art across the widest possible range of disciplines.