PAM Software Basics

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Introducing "PAM Software Basics," an online technical training course in software used for the passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals.  The eight module course provides guided instructional videos and activities to enhance your skills in two industry-standard software programs, Ishmael and PAMGuard.  Whether you are new to passive acoustic analysis, or are simply needing to brush up on program features, the guided videos and associated activities are designed to help develop (or foster) your skill set.  The course features eight in-depth modules, including practice with a dataset.  Topics in both open-access software programs include: 

  • Sound processing and visualizations

  • Data collection and storage configurations

  • Detection of marine mammal vocalizations

  • Localization methods

  • Post-processing methods for monitoring applications (PAMGuard)

Access to the course is provided for a period of one month to enable ample time to review all guided videos and complete activities at your own pace. The semi-interactive format includes email feedback on your activity submission by an experienced course instructor. Upon completion of all modules, participants will receive a certificate of completion from OSA.  

For companies or individuals seeking a custom training environment, the course may be tailored to your needs by incorporating your own data and/or one-on-one consulting via video conference.  By registering your interest online, you will receive an email notification as we approach the PAM Software Basics launch date that will includes a special introductory offer.  


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