Biodiversity Archives - OKEON


Listening to ecosystems: New study published using acoustic monitoring to study Okinawa’s “Soundscape”


By jhjanicki on Monday,November 20th, 2017 in Audio, Biodiversity, Research, No Comments

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 […]


OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017, a great success!


By jhjanicki on Thursday,August 3rd, 2017 in OKEON update, Outreach, Symposium, No Comments

On Saturday, July 29th, many collaborators of the OKEON Churamori Project along with the general public gathered at OIST to attend the OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017. This event was the project’s first symposium and it was a great success, with over 170 attendees, interesting and informative talks, a panel discussion, and a post-symposium gathering […]


Listening to the sounds of nature: switching on OIST’s acoustic monitoring network


By jhjanicki on Friday,February 17th, 2017 in Audio, Biodiversity, Data, Research, No Comments

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, and for birds living in Okinawa it’s the perfect time to start thinking about building a nest. In warm years like this one, the Tree Sparrow (スズメ) begins its breeding season around this time, followed by the Pacific Swallow (リュウキュウツバメ), the Japanese White-eye (メジロ), and the Japanese Tit (シジュウカラ). If […]


Nago Science Festa


By jhjanicki on Friday,January 27th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Collaboration, Education, Exhibition, News, Outreach, No Comments

OKEON Churamori project will be collaborating with a group of museum curators to set up a booth at the Nago Science Festa 2017, which is taking place this coming Saturday, January 28. The title of the booth will be “In touch with nature”, and will include an insect card game set up by the OKEON […]


OKEON awarded Biodiversity Action Award Japan


By jhjanicki on Thursday,January 26th, 2017 in Award, Biodiversity, OKEON update, No Comments

Researchers working as part of the OKEON Churamori project received the “Biodiversity Action Award Japan” for their continued efforts to monitor the terrestrial environment of Okinawa and to conduct research for promoting biodiversity conservation. The prize was awarded by the United Nations Japan; this year marks the fourth year in a 10-year initiative to promote […]



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