Sound Archives - OKEON

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

By jhjanicki on Monday,November 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized, 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 Uncategorized, 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 […]

Tracking the trails of the Okinawa rail, or the Yanbaru kuina

By jhjanicki on Friday,January 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized, No Comments

The OKEON churamori project is moving forward and more devices are being set in place to collect data, including camera traps and acoustic traps at various sites. In the mean time, the project team has already started to do some data processing. We found some very interesting intersections across devices, in particular, we were able […]

Soundscape of Okinawa during Obon

By jhjanicki on Monday,October 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized, No Comments

On top of SLAM traps that collect arthropod samples and weather stations that record physical parameter data, acoustic traps that gather sound data are also set up at various OKEON field sites. The soundscape of the sites differ based on their habitats and their proximity to urban areas, as illustrated by the sounds collected during […]


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