Environmental Monitoring 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 […]


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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