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Acoustic Workbench

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The Acoustic Workbench is open-source software for facilitating the uploading, management, access, visualization, and analysis of environmental acoustic data developed by the QUT Ecoacoustics Research Group. 

The Acoustic Workbench is a website that makes storing and sharing environmental audio data easy. The software itself is generic and can be run by anyone that wants to archive environmental audio data. There are currently two known instances of the Acoustic Workbench: Ecosounds and the A2O.

The software open source is available in GitHub: 

  • QutEcoacoustics/workbench-client : A client side browser application for interacting with acoustic workbenches
  • QutEcoacoustics/baw-server : The acoustic workbench server for storing and managing ecoacoustic data. Manages the structure and audio data. Provides an API for clients access.


Truskinger, Anthony, Brereton, Margot, & Roe, Paul (2018) Visualizing five decades of environmental acoustic data. In Mendrik, A, van Werkhoven, B, & van Nieuwpoort, R (Eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International IEEE eScience Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., United States of America, pp. 501-510. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/122730/
Truskinger, Anthony, Cottman-Fields, Mark, Eichinski, Phil, Towsey, Michael, & Roe, Paul (2014) Practical analysis of big acoustic sensor data for environmental monitoring. In Chen, J & Yang, L T (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing (BDCloud 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., United States of America, pp. 91-98. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/79388/

Research areas

Ecological Acoustic monitoring systems
Pattern recognition
Software engineering
Computer Science
Distributed computing and systems software
Other information and computing sciences
Ecological applications
Environmental monitoring
Information systems
Ecological applications
Fauna vocalisation

Cite this collection

Truskinger, Anthony; Alleman, Charles; Newey, Hudson; Cottman-Fields, Mark; Eichinski, Philip; QUT EcoAcoustics Research Group; (2023): Acoustic Workbench. Queensland University of Technology. (Software) http://researchdatafinder.qut.edu.au/individual/n92405

Related information

Charles Alleman, Anthony Truskinger, Mark Cottman-Fields, Philip Eichinski, & Paul Roe. (2021). QutEcoacoustics/workbench-client: Initial release (4.0.2). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4748030
Anthony Truskinger, Mark Cottman-Fields, Philip Eichinski, Charles Alleman, & Paul Roe. (2022). QutEcoacoustics/baw-server: 8.0.0 (8.0.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6596971




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Has association with
Ecosounds  (Repository)
QUT Ecoacoustics  (Group)
Has chief investigator
Paul Roe  (Researcher)


Name: Anthony Truskinger


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