The Australian Acoustic Observatory

The world’s first national acoustic observatory has 400 solar-powered sensors across Australia recording sounds of wildlife and weather in seven distinct ecoregions.  Wild and remote areas around Australia are part of the Australian Acoustic Observatory, the world’s first ‘Google maps for sound’ – hundreds of solar-powered sensors that continuously record the sounds of wildlife for five years.

Wild and remote areas around Australia are part of the Australian Acoustic Observatory, the world’s first ‘Google maps for sound’ – hundreds of solar-powered sensors that continuously record the sounds of wildlife for five years.

Professor Roe said the Australian Acoustic Observatory was funded by a $1.8million ARC Linkage grant and was a collaboration with QUT, James Cook University, University of Queensland, the University of New England and Charles Sturt University.

The Australian Acoustic Laboratory website www.acousticobservatory.org

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