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Title detect sperm whale vocalizations in our long-term passive acoustic datasets from the Arctic and Antarctic.
Opportunity for a Master thesis in the Ocean Acoustics Group at the AWI Bremerhaven Dear Students, the Ocean Acoustics Group of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz- Center for Polar- and Marine Research is looking for a motivated Master student from January/February 2024 to conduct a Master thesis Topic: Testing different computer algorithms to automatically detect sperm whale vocalizations in our long-term passive acoustic datasets from the Arctic and Antarctic. Background: The Ocean Acoustics Group collects long-term passive acoustic data in the Polar Oceans to monitor population dynamics of (mainly) marine mammals and anthropogenic threats (for more info on the working group, see The large amount of data that has been collected so far makes the use of automized analysis techniques inevitable. Therefore, the Ocean Acoustics Group has built up expertise in the development and application of computer algorithms, including artificial intelligence, to detect specific sounds in our data. The offered project will deal with the setting up of an adequate test dataset so that the performance of different algorithms can be evaluated. Therefore, we are looking for a Master student with the will to learn the technical details behind acoustic analyses and the application of programming languages to ultimately complete a Master thesis on this topic. Time frame: presumably 6-9 Month from January/February 2024 Workplace: Bremerhaven plus option of home office Are you interested? Then contact us via email until latest 15.12.23 if you have questions or directly send your CV and a short motivation for application to: and
Home institution Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Type of work practical / application-focused
Type of thesis Master's degree
Author Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gerlach
Status available
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Created 30/11/23

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  • Master's Programme Biology
  • Master's Programme Marine Environmental Sciences
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