Our ‘Sounds Of Recovery’ project with Museums Victoria and NVPA aims to gather audio data on species of conservation significance in fire impacted East Gippsland.
Our first workshop meeting took place on Wednesday November 1st:
To sign up to participate in the project, please download our ‘expression of interest form’ to join the project.
Click HERE to download the form as a Word doc
or HERE as a PDF
We will be in touch after Nov. 17th to organise equipment and arrange any further support to see the equipment deployed.
For instructions on how to setup and operate the equipment please visit our ‘resources page’ , where you will find both downloadable guides and instruction videos covering all our common equipment including Arbimon.
The automated audio recorders (Song Meter Micro and Audio-Moths) will gather acoustic data that can then be processed using ‘audio recognisers’ to later tell us what species are recorded via the Arbimon platform , provided free by our friends at Rainforest Connection.
The project includes a range of free training opportunities for interested groups and individuals on how to use this equipment and analyse the data via a series of workshops.
The project also has capacity to loan hardawre devices to undertake monitoring projects on species and areas of your interest.
Early next year we will provide further training on how to use free web based software
to collate and analyse the data.
Please share this invite with anyone you think may be interested.
We are keen to see this technology used to increase our collective capacity to gather meaningful presence/absence data on species of conservation significance including yellow bellied gliders, possibly birds/owls, frogs, batts, especially koalas and others.
We are keen to involve other people in the opportunity to learn the tech.
We plan to use some of the equipment to guide our upcoming Wildseek project’s koala thermal drone surveys too.
The training, audio processing platform and some project equipment can be provided free as this technology may add value to work you are already doing or could deliver at low cost.
Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested.
If this ‘sounds’ like something you or your group may be interested in, please get in touch and we will loop you in on the details as they emerge.