Passive Acoustic Data Collection

Metadata Updated: April 30, 2021

The collection and analysis of passive acoustic data supports research into the soundscape of marine environments. Primary uses include detecting and characterizing sounds produced and used by living marine resources, natural sources of noise from physical oceanographic processes, and anthropogenic noise sources that contribute to the overall ocean noise environment. This analysis supports a wide range of activities including marine mammal stock assessments, monitoring of earthquake and geological activity, and assessing impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine life. The goal of this collection is to steward an accessible national archive of passive acoustic data available to researchers and the public, and to assist NOAA in meeting their data management and accessibility requirements.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date April 19, 2021
Metadata Created Date April 30, 2021
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2021
Reference Date(s) February 13, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC MGG Passive Acoustic

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Spectogram of sound. Credit: NOAA

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date April 19, 2021
Metadata Created Date April 30, 2021
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2021
Reference Date(s) February 13, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncei.pad:PAD_Collection
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose., Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 2017. Passive Acoustic Data Collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/1025921/PF0H-SQ72 [access date].
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Coupled Resource
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Graphic Preview Description Spectogram of sound. Credit: NOAA
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/pad/browse/pad_collection.png
Graphic Preview Type png
Licence
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type
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Temporal Extent Begin 2017-02-13T00:00:00

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