PAM Software Basics is 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. Course certification of completion provided after completing all modules.
“PAM: Large Dataset Analysis” is an asynchronous, online technical training course designed to provide bioacousticians with an approach to processing large passive acoustic datasets using a combination of accessible software including PAMGuard's semi-automated capabilities for detecting and annotating calls, R-based 'PAMpal' for extracting detection information, several R packages for data visualization and jamovi for basics statistical analysis. Applicable to marine and terrestrial datasets, this approach will assist you in wrangling your big acoustic datasets.
The OSA Ocean Science Research team is available on an as-needed or or project basis, and provides services related to any of our analytical tools. Learn more about our capabilities under "About Us" or complete the inquiry form to tell us more about your goals or project needs.
Interested in learning how to apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to studies in marine ecology? We are currently developing online training to support your spatial exploration of the marine environment. Check back soon!
Are you looking for a opportunity to learn about ocean data visualization and analysis using R programming? We are currently developing online training to support your needs - check back soon for additional details!
Interested in a computer-based workshop for your students? We provide workshops in marine ecological and environmental science that incorporate analytical software commonly used in the research community. Required software is freely accessible and can be installed through coordination with your school's IT department. Standard workshops have a 20 student capacity and include three hours of guided instruction and activities (PC Computer required; further customization possible for additional cost). Select from one of the following topics or inquire custom topics: Ocean Science Exploration using GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Ocean Data Visualization using R, or Marine Mammal Bioacoustic Analysis. Complete the form to schedule your workshop today!
San Diego is home to diverse coastal environments from estuaries to beaches. This workshop consists of two parts - data collection in the field and software training and analysis in the computer lab. The field element introduces students to the ecological elements of a local habitat and data is collected using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other relevant measurement tools. Participants then return to a computer lab (at a school or local library/computer center) to learn how to utilize data for visualization and analysis. Workshops are designed to support a group of 20 participants, and requires a full day split between the field and computer components. Transportation is organized by the group and further customization is available upon request. Contact us today with your workshop interests and needs.