| "Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."
Acoustic Data Archiving
Keeping our data in order: Tethys metadatabase
|Tethys: Greek aquatic sea Goddess|
Archiving our sound files for the future
| Visualizing Data |
Image credit: NOAA NGDC
We are working with NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) on a pilot project to work out what is needed and how much it costs to store passive acoustic recordings for the long term. As part of this pilot project, both the NEFSC and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory will provide a small amount of passive acoustic recordings for NGDC to trial and work out how to handle this type of data. The Mission of NOAA's NGDC is to provide long-term scientific data stewardship for the Nation's geophysical data, ensuring quality, integrity, and accessibility. Once this pilot project is completed we are hoping to find resources and include other federal agencies into this undertaking with the aim of providing a venue for long term passive acoustic data storage.
Partners: SDSU, Scripps, NMFS Science Centers, NOAA NGDC
Funders: NOAA S&T, NOAA OPR