2019 International workshop on marine soundscape

Application of Soundscape for exploring the potential of marine environmental sensing

Marine soundscape has been considered as the key information source to monitor vocalizing animals, geophysical events, and anthropogenic activities such as renewable energy development, remotely. Soundscape-based monitoring of marine biodiversity has been recently conducted in various marine ecosystems. This workshop focuses on the cutting-edge techniques of acoustic information retrieval and the applications in marine ecosystem sensing with environmental assessment.

May 22, 2019 (Wed)

Underwater acoustic sensing

Acoustic information retrieval

Soundscape applications in ecosystem monitoring

Flyer (PDF)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. André is a full Professor at Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech. His research include: (1) Developing technologies for the control of marine noise pollution; (2) The biological and pathological impact of noise pollution on marine organisms; (3) The mathematical, physical, morpho- and electro-physiological mechanisms of the cetacean bio-sonar as well as the extraction of the acoustic information.

Dr. Tsao is an Associate Research Fellow of Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia SInica. His primary focus include: (1) AI for assistive speech communication technologies; (2) Deep learning based speech signal processing; (3) Multi-modal speech signal processing.

Dr. Thomsen is a Senior Marine Scientist of Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI). He has over 25 years of experience in marine ecosystem-based research. His areas of expertise include acoustic communication in whales and dolphins, as well as effects of underwater noise on marine mammals and fish.


※ No registration fee, but the seats availability is limited.

※ Attendants not working in JAMSTEC should register in advance (https://ppt.cc/fiiJYx).


Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES) can be reached via three train stations:

•13 minutes from Shin-sugita Station on JR Keihin-tohoku Line

•15 minutes from Sugita Station on Keikyu Line

•15 minutes from Nambu-shijo Station on Sea-side Line


Miyoshi Memorial Auditorium

2F, Conference Building

LOCAl Organizers

Tzu-Hao Lin, Hiromi Watanabe, Katsunori Fujikura (JAMSTEC)

Tomonari Akamatsu (Fisheries Research and Education Agency)

Contact: lintzuhao@jamstec.go.jp