Event /  3 Oct 2022

Online Course – Introduction to Aquatic Acoustic Telemetry

In this course you will learn about the different types of Innovasea acoustic telemetry technologies and their applicability for use in different study environments and in answering different research questions. 

Online Event
3 Oct 2022 - this event is in the past.

During this course, you will learn about important study design considerations such as appropriate hardware models and tag programming parameters for your study objectives, tag attachment considerations, and how to optimize your receiver placements through early and thorough testing. We will analyze an example range test dataset and discuss the implications of range test results on array design. We will also review considerations when designing moorings for your particular study environment. 

We will review best practices for acoustic telemetry equipment maintenance and care, pre-deployment testing, tips for preparing equipment and data logs, and how to test your array once deployed in the field. We will also look at how to monitor the performance of your telemetry array throughout the duration of your study, reviewing what metrics are best used to determine whether the array is operating as planned so you can have confidence in the data being collected. 

Example applications that will be discussed include: 

  • monitoring fine-scale movements and behaviour around barriers and other structures
  • migration survival studies around barriers
  • monitoring spawning and other seasonal behaviours
  • real-time monitoring
  • home range and Marine Protected Area studies
  • habitat selection
  • species interactions 
  • investigating causes of mortality. 
    • This section will include a deep dive into the logistics of fine-scale positioning
      studies and will provide an overview of the different types of analyses that are commonly performed with positional data.

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