July 23, 2019

15-second spectrogram of the audio signal showing multiple whale vocalizations.

A 15-second spectrogram of the audio signal showing multiple whale vocalizations.

Shima Abadi, an affiliate faculty of the eScience Institute, has received multi-year funding from the Office of Naval Research to study the ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific continental shelf. This project is called “Data-driven analysis and prediction of ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific Ocean continental slope.”

Dr. Abadi will use machine learning tools and cloud computing resources to (1) characterize the ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific continental shelf, (2) identify its directionality and its seasonal, spectral, and spatial patterns, and (3) predict future trends of the ocean ambient noise in this challenging environment. She will use long-term underwater audio signals recorded by the Ocean Observatories Initiative at the Endurance Array and the Cabled Array.”

Click to listen to a 15-second audio signal that includes whale vocalizations recorded by the OOI hydrophone in January 2019.

 

Learn more in the University of Washington Bothell web article “Listening to the noise that whales hear.”

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