The first research expedition was conducted at the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies, located at Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique. The group spent 21 days at the BCSS, with 13 days of field recordings. More than 5 hours of recordings and photos of dozens of individuals were collected. The skills required for the data acquisition phase are underwater video photography of Humpback Whales behavior and acoustic data acquisition using hydrophones.
The Data is manually tagged to be used as the baseline for algorithmical development, which contains the following phases:
Denoising Algorithm- The data recorded is SNR challenging for analysis. A preceding denoising step should be taken to ensure that the data can be automatically detected.
Automated Detection Algorithm- Using the denoised annotated data to build automatic detector for the C1 group.
Statistical Acoustic Features Extraction- By understanding the physical parameters of the local whales communication, there is a potential for environmental regulations recommendations that can assist the whales.
Density Estimation Assessment-The information of the population distribution in space and time is the key for regulations recommendations that can prevent ship collisions and entanglements.