Open Access Underwater Acoustics Data

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Underwater Acoustics

Provides information and links to open access acoustic data that could be useful to the SIGUA community.

Thanks to Nick Felgate for compiling the original set of information and links (dated May 2021).

Members are encouraged to contact underwater@acoustics.ac.uk with additional information that could be added to the list and with missing data sources that could be added.

Acoustic Data Portal

Agora Source Signatures for the International Airgun Modelling Workshop

ALOHA Cabled Observatory

  • Various data
  • Organisation: University of Hawaii, University of Washington, Monterey Bay Research Institute, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions: Hawaii, Central North Pacific
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: http://aco-ssds.soest.hawaii.edu/audio.html

Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition 2017

Antarctic Peninsula 2005-2009

  • Various data
  • Organisation:  US Department of Energy, NOAA Ocean Exploration, Korean Ocean and Polar Research Institute
  • Sensor information: 0 – 125 Hz, some 0 – 500 Hz, omnidirectional, mooring
  • Regions: Bransfield Strait and Scotia Sea, Antarctic Peninsula Program
  • References: Dziak et al 2015, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0123425
  • Comments:
  • Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/BED5M

Asian Soundscape

  • Various data
  • Organisation:
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions: Western Pacific, Far East
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: http://soundscape.twgrid.org

AURORA

Australian Antarctic Data Centre – Long Term Acoustic Recordings

British Wildlife Recordings

Collaborative Oceanography and Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species (COMPASS)

  • Various data
  • Organisation:  DEFRA, EU
  • Sensor information: Passive array, mooring, gliders
  • Regions: Irish Sea and North East Atlantic Continental Shelf
  • References:
  • Comments:  Completes December 2022
  • Link: https://compass-oceanscience.eu/tag/oceanacoustics

Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS)

  • Recordings from various vessels, biological noise, and natural physical processes
  • Organisation:
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions:
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: https://dosits.org

Earth Observing Laboratory

East Coast Marine Mammal Acoustic Study (ECOMMAS)

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System

Indian Ocean Acoustic Observatory

Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) / Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN)

Integrated Ocean Observing System

  • Various data
  • Organisation:  NOAA
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions: Pacific and Atlantic Coasts of US including Hawaii
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: https://ioos.us/regions

Listening to the Deep (LIDO)

Lofoten-Vesteralen (LoVe) Ocean Observatory

  • Various data
  • Organisation:  Equinor / Havforskninginstituttet
  • Sensor information: Bottom mounted
  • Regions: North East Atlantic off North Norway
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: https://love.statoil.com

MARS Cable Observatory

Meridian Discovery Portal

Moby Sound

NOAA / NPS Ocean Noise Reference Station Network

Ocean Conservation Research

  • Recordings from various vessels, biological noise, and natural physical processes
  • Organisation:
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions:
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: https://ocr.org/sound-library

Ocean Networks Canada

Orchive Data

  • Recordings from various marine mammal species
  • Organisation: University of Victoria / OrcaLab
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions: North East Pacific
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: http://orchive.cs.uvic.ca

OSPAR & HELCOM

PerenniAL Acoustic Observatory in the Antarctic (PALAOA)

Salish Sea Hydrophone Network

  • Various data
  • Organisation: Orca Sound
  • Sensor information:
  • Regions: Northeast Pacific
  • References:
  • Comments:
  • Link: http://www.orcasound.net

SEANCE

SENSOCEAN

Underwater Ship Noise Database

Watkin’s Marine Mammal Sound Database

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