From underwater sounds to marine ecology and environmental management
AboutHow to use marine soundscapes as a relevant proxy of environmental status and dynamics of coastal marine ecosystems
ObjectivesThe first objective of SEACOUSTIC is to show that marine soundscapes (biophony, anthropophony) may be used to build a set of reliable acoustic proxies of:
- coastal marine ecosystems (diversity, richness, abundance of marine invertebrates, fishes and marine mammals, functional uses of the sites, spatial and temporal trends, ecosystem health),
- anthropogenic activities affecting ecosystems,
- the link between the environmental status and anthropogenic pressures.
- The integrative approach of soundscape ecology : underwater sounds as a single input to produce multiple outputs on marine fauna and anthropogenic activities
- The focus on key coastal habitats : seagrass meadows, rocky and coralligenous reefs
- The access of a variety of field sites to develop our methods and calibrate our proxies
- The gateway with the network CALME to decline the SEACOUTIC outputs for the monitoring of the Western Mediterranean coastline.
PARTNERS: CHORUS & Agence de l'Eau RMC
COORDINATORS: C. Gervaise, P. Boissery, L. Di Iorio
CONTRIBUTORS: C. Gervaise, L. Di Iorio, J. Lossent (CHORUS), P. Boissery, C.A Valentini Poirier (Water Agency)
STUDY SITES: Cavli (Corsica), Cala Gonone & AMP Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo (Sardinia), Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue & Marseille
Lossent, J.; Di Iorio, L; Valentini-Poirier C.A; Boissery P; Gervaise, C, (2017), Overcoming masking in soundscape analysis : mapping the diversity of spectral shapes discriminates between adjacent benthic biophonies, submitted
Raick, X.; Gervaise C.; Parmentier, E.; Boissery, P.; Valentini-Poirier, C.A.; Di Iorio, L. (2017): “Posidonia calling”: Description and acoustic variability of a ubiquitous meadow sound, submitted
Magnier, C., Gervaise, C., Pelaprat, C., Bourdon, R., Dufrechou, L., Simon, L. (2016) Contribution of the ship noises on the soundscape of the bay of Calvi during summer. Proc. of meetings on acoustics, 27.
Lossent, J., Gervaise, C., Di Iorio, L., & Boissery, P. (2016). Mapping marine biophony. TRAITEMENT DU SIGNAL, 33(1), 131-151.