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CHORUS research topics | CHORUS

From underwater soundscapes to environmental knowledge

« Our research aims at using aquatic soundscapes as an environmental proxy for the study of marine ecosystems. »

Topic 1:  The development of advanced signal processing tools to decompose and analyse complex underwater soundscapes (and their components) and eventually define environmental acoustic descriptors. read more

Topic 2: The use of the acoustic descriptors as environmental proxies to study spatio-temporal soundscape variations, organism-environment relationships (e.g., responses to environmental differences or changes). Application to polar and temperate and tropical coastal zones. read more

Topic 3: The characterisation of anthropogenic noise emissions and evaluation of their effects on marine fauna. read more


We developed a concept for each ecological scale: from the individual/species level (“micro” acoustics) to the habitat (“meso” acoustics) and finally ecosystem level (“macro” acoustics).

CHORUS ecological scales