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SERF Acoustic Study data annotations

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This dataset is the tagged csv file resulting from a study investigating the effectiveness of acoustic sensors compared to traditional field survey methods. Sensor networks were developed for observing and assessing the environmental and ecological systems at Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF). Audio data can be retrieved by date and time period and by searching annotation tags which have been applied to the audio recordings (for example it is possible to search for all audio samples tagged with Kookaburra). Researchers can download audio files and csv files containing information about the tags specified in the search. The 'tag' file includes: Tag Name,Start Time,End Time,Max Frequency (hz), Min Frequency (hz),Project Site, Sensor Name, Score and a link to the specific audio sample associated with the individual tag.

Access rights

Terms of use for the data to be determined through negotiation with the primary contact. To arrange access to this data contact the primary contact.

Geographical area of data collection

northlimit=-27.386; southlimit=-27.394; westlimit=152.870; eastLimit=152.883; projection=WGS84
Samford, Queensland, Australia


Wimmer, Jason, Towsey, Michael W., Planitz, Birgit, Roe, Paul, & Williamson, Ian (2011) Scaling acoustic data analysis through collaboration and automation. In Proceedings of IEEE Sixth International Conference on e-Science, IEEE, Brisbane, Qld. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2010.17
Planitz, Birgit M., Roe, Paul, Sumitomo, Jiro, Towsey, Michael W., Williamson, Ian, & Wimmer, Jason (2009) Listening to nature : techniques for large-scale monitoring of ecosystems using acoustics. In 3rd eResearch Australasia Conference, 9-13 November 2009, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Sydney. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/27329/
Planitz, Birgit, Roe, Paul, Sumitomo, Jiro, Towsey, Michael W., Williamson, Ian, Wimmer, Jason, & Zhang, Jinglan (2009) Listening to nature : acoustic monitoring of the environment. In Microsoft eScience Workshop 2009, 15–17 October 2009, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/27330/
Mason, Richard, Roe, Paul, Towsey, Michael W., Zhang, Jinglan, Gibson, Jennifer, & Gage, Stuart (2008) Towards an acoustic environmental observatory. In Proceedings of the IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience, IEEE, University Place Conference Center & Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 135-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2008.16
Zhang, Jinglan, Roe, Paul, Pham, Binh L., Mason, Richard, Towsey, Michael W., & Sumitomo, Jiro (2010) Archiving nature’s heartbeat using smart phones. In Wachowicz, Monica (Ed.) Movement-Aware Applications for Sustainable Mobility : Technologyies and Approaches. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 121-138. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/43407/

Research areas

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
environmental analysis
Community Ecology
acoustic analysis

Cite this collection

Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF). (2010): SERF Acoustic Study data annotations. [Queensland University of Technology]. https://doi.org/10.4225/09/58859452173f4

Related information

Ecosounds website - register to access audio https://www.ecosounds.org/
Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF) http://www.serf.qut.edu.au

Data file types

audio and csv



Dates of data collection

From 2008-01-01 to


Name: Paul Roe


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Published - Open Access