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On 7th February, the soundscape study by Nick was reported in the news program of Okinawa Television. The acoustic recorders are deployed at various sites on the Okinawa main island, and are used for monitoring soundscape ecology. Soundscape include not only natural sounds such as bird and insect calls but also artificial sounds such as […]
Do you know what Soundscape means? The environment around us is full of sounds. If you stand near a waterfall in the forest, what kind of sounds do you hear? You might hear the sounds of a waterfall, song of birds and insects, and human voices. If you strain your ears, you can catch the […]
Listening to ecosystems: New study published using acoustic monitoring to study Okinawa’s “Soundscape”
At every OKEON site there is a small green box attached to a tree. These boxes are acoustic monitors, and they are recording natural sounds almost constantly. As part of the OKEON project, we use these natural sound recordings, or “soundscapes”, as a way of monitoring biodiversity. We collect more than 1 terabyte of audio […]
The OKEON Churamori Project introduced the Alien Species Prevention Project in 2016, which is sponsored by the Department of Environment and Community Affairs, Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG), utilizing the insect survey network set up across mainland Okinawa as a means to monitor alien species. In June, 2017, the Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) Solenopsis invicta […]