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Australian Acoustic Observatory data portal

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The Australian Acoustic Observatory (A2O) provides data for hundreds of acoustic sensors across seven Australian ecoregions. The A2O data include acoustic recordings collected by site sensors as well as site information, such as vegetation cover, landform and disturbance.

The A2O is a network to monitor biodiversity, which includes the collection and processing of large volumes of high-resolution data over time using a distributed sensor network. These data are stored on the cloud and made available to researchers, citizen scientists, and the general public.

The data is freely available for use under a Creative Commons license, Attribution 4.0 International Licence. If you wish to use this data, you will need to follow the CC BY 4.0 licence terms and the A2O Data Submission and Usage Terms, which specify how to provide the attribution required under the licence.

Access rights

Access to the data is via the A20 data portal - See https://acousticobservatory.org/data/find-data/

Geographical area of data collection

109.799621,-10.403629 156.733215,-10.403629 156.733215,-45.523347 109.799621,-45.523347 109.799621,-10.403629

Research areas

Distributed computing and systems software
Information systems
Ecological acoustic monitoring systems
Fauna vocalisation
Other information and computing sciences
Ecological applications
Acoustics recordings
Environmental monitoring
Pattern recognition and data mining
Computer science
Biological sciences

Cite this collection

Roe, Paul; Truskinger, Anthony; Vella, Kellie; QUT Ecoacoustics; (2023): Australian Acoustic Observatory data portal. Queensland University of Technology. (Repository) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1680244358806

Related information

Australian Acoustic Observatory - Data Portal https://data.acousticobservatory.org/
Australian Acoustic Observatory - Website https://acousticobservatory.org/

Partner institution

James Cook University https://www.jcu.edu.au/
Birdlife Australia https://birdlife.org.au/
The University of Queensland https://www.uq.edu.au/
Charles Sturt University https://www.csu.edu.au/
University of New England https://www.une.edu/

Data file types



Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)


© Queensland University of Technology, 2023


Has association with
Acoustic Workbench  (Source code)
QUT Ecoacoustics  (Group)
Has chief investigator
Paul Roe  (Researcher)
Is output of
Open Ecoacoustics  (Project)


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Published - Open Access