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How to handle leap seconds? UTC or GPS timestamps for data management?

A while ago we decided to use UTC timestamps for our data management of under water acoustic recordings. UTC time is convenient because you can combine it with drone recordings, photo cameras and even ...
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Does anyone regularly use FLAC compression for their acoustic data?

We have a large (>500TB) acoustic dataset that so far has remained uncompressed. I am considering going back and FLAC compressing all of our data in order to make data transfers and archive easier ...
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My soundscape archives are getting messy. Any database structure/metadata recommendations?

I face big data archives of field recordings collected with Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) and I am wondering of some standard database structure that I should respect. Any reports or papers you ...
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