Data

Your access to IMOS Bio-Acoustic data discovery and exploration is through the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal.

Data processing for the SOOP-BA data follows the flow chart shown in the figure. In-house tools have also been developed to assist with data management and help identify and prioritise subsets of data for post-processing. In addition, a Matlab visualisation tool for Ships of Opportunity Bio-acoustic NetCDF files is found in this manual, and an overview of data collection and processing procedures can be found here.

Figure showing the data flow schema for production of mean acoustic volume backscatter (Sv) data (Ryan et al., 2015).
Figure showing the data flow schema for production of mean acoustic volume backscatter (Sv) data (Ryan et al., 2015).

Reference

Ryan, T. E., Downie, R., Kloser, R. J., and Keith, G. 2015.
Reducing bias due to noise and attenuation in open-ocean echo integration data. ICES J. Mar. Sci, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv121.