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Open-source software for passive acoustic monitoring that allows real-time and later analysis of recordings including detection, classification, and localization. All posts using this tag should include the version number.

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How to get the distance to a sound source using a 2 channel hydrophone array (bearing)?

I am going to use a 2 channel hydrophone array during some boat surveys. I will be collecting GPS data as well and I heard that with the bearing and the change in location pamguard can estimate the ...
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How to synchronize two independent soundtraps working as part of the same hydrophone array?

I am going to carry out a series of surveys in Peru for which I plan to tow two soundtraps inserted in the same towfish. They will be separated by approximately 50 cm so I want to use them to extract ...
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PAMGuard not reading files

PAMguard is leaving quite a lot of files unproccesed. They are all in the same folder, but apparently it cannot access to some of them (image 1), and it appears to be in a random manner (image 2). We ...
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PAMguard Database-PAMbinary data organisation

I have been proccessing data in PAMguard with the Whistle & Moan Detector and the Noiseband Monitor, and I have two templates depending on the 2 STs sensitivity (only 1 PAM sation). I decided not ...
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How to view continuous data in the DATA MAP of the PAMGuard Viewer, which were recorded at a rate of 1 minute every 10 minutes without the nodata set

I am analyzing 7 months of data, where a search will be made for acoustic signals of cetaceans using the PAMGuard and PAMGuard Viewer detectors. When loading data, which was recorded continuously at a ...
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PamGuard Click Train Detector is not colouring detected click trains

I have just started to do some tests in the PamGuard Click Train Detector. I ran some data from Riso’s dolphin that has a lot of click trains. For starting, I kept the default configuration for ...
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Resources/courses for large PAM dataset- porpoises

I am working on extracting porpoise clicks from a multi-year dataset from the northeast pacific using PAMGuard's click detector. I am new to the software and have come across issues in detection using ...
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What is the bearing's reference point in PAMguard

Maybe a silly question but I haven't found simple obvious answer in the help of PAMGuard. I am running the click detector on recordings from a two-fixed-hydrophone array simplified on the figure below....
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The preamplifier in PAMGuard

I'm using a towed array (with two hydrophones and 200m cable) to detect Cetaceans. We bought from MARINE-ECOSOL. The hydrophone type is Magrec HP03, the DAQ is SAIL DAQ system. Normally the sounds ...
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How to parametrize PAMGuard to avoid great bearing inaccuracies all along a recording

I am running PAMGuard click detector on a two hydrophone array's recording to detect sperm whales clicks and calculate their bearing. The array is at a roughly 2300m depth, 40m above ocean's floor, ...
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How do I produce a wav. file every time I manually select a signal using spectrogram annotation?

I am trying to extract wav. files every time I manually select a signal using the Spectrogram Annotation Module in PAMGuard . The only way I have found to do this automatically is by using the clip ...
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How to regenerate Data Map in Pamguard Viewer

When a database is opened for the first time in Pamguard Viewer Mode, it usually prompts for you to specify the resolution of the datamap. The default is 600 seconds. To be more specific, in my case I ...
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Why is none of my Whistle and Moans detector data showing up in PAMGuard Viewer Mode?

Background: I'm working on a project using PAMGuard's Whistle and Moan Detector to find killer whale stereotyped calls in recordings from a SoundTrap hydrophone. I'm currently trying to figure out how ...
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Extracting Click trains (from the click train module) in R

I am processing some data collected with a towed array, where we aimed to detect a species of porpoise in Peru. After setting up the click detector, I am trying now to add the click train detector ...
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Help understanding some of the column names and units used in exported PAMGuard detections database?

I'm using PAMGuard to detect killer whale stereotyped calls from hydrophone recordings from Puget Sound, and now I've figured out a general system for exporting the database of Whistle and Moan ...
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Why aren't any cutoff frequencies accepted for my IIR Chebyshev filter in PAMGuard?

I'm working on a project with detecting killer whale vocalizations using PAMGuard, and am basing my approach off of the methodology in "Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) summer ...
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Impossible to extract the whistle contour on PAMGuard

It's impossible for me to extract the whistle contour with pamguard. I'm using ROCCA. I notice that the lowpass and highpass filters aren’t on all the spectrogram maybe it’s because of that ? Do you ...
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Error when using predict() function in R package banter for click classification

I am using R program banter (banter CRAN link) to classify some dolphin sounds. I have a banter model object that was created previously but I would like to now use ...
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Does the trigger filter from PAMguard eliminate frequency components from the original signal?

For click classification in PAMGuard I've used a trigger filter from 12Khz to 64 khz. In the click classifier I've used as the test band 15000 to 64000 and as control band 0 to 10000. I wanted to know ...
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Help with playback experiment with .wav files/ generated signals, PAMGuard/Labview software

I am working on conducting an a playback experiment with PODs and I am running into a few difficulties. The hardware set up for the playbacks is similar to that in Amundin et al., 2022/ Nuuttila et al....
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Maximum click length parameter in PAMGuard

It is not clear for me why the maximum click length parameter of the click detector must be greater than the minimum click separation. If the minimum click separation is the number of samples between ...
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Is there a sample rate of audio files required for working with PAMGuard?

Some parameters of the click detector are already set by default in samples. For which sample rate or range of sample rates is PAMGuard designed for? I have audio files with a 128 KHz sample rate and ...
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Click length parameter of click detector module in PAMGuard

As far as I know, in the click detector parameters, the max click length takes into account the max real click length, pre samples and post samples. In this way, max click length = pre samples + max ...
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Can't hear my .wav files in PAMGuard, issues with loading spectrogram

I'm relatively new to using PAMGuard, and I'm not sure how to address that I can't hear the .wav files that make up my dataset on the application. The audio files were recorded in the Salish Sea using ...
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Changing RAM allocated for PAMGuard

I'm usign PAMGuard version 2.02.03. As I'm working with a huge dataset, everytime I scroll the window (both user display and click detector display) PAMGuard runs out of RAM and it crashes. I read ...
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Best practice for acoustic data organisation and viewing different datasets in viewer mode

I have SoundTrap acoustic data (ST's were run with a click detector) and I keep two backups of the data in separate hard drives and then work on a copy of these files. I have four devices (two ...
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SoundTrap SUD extracting

At the moment we are processing large amounts of SUD files. Now we are using SoundTrap Host to extract the SUD files. I would like to be able to extract the SUD files using python (or if that is not ...
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How could I process multiple audio files in PAMGuard?

The database I want to analyze contains hundreds of audio files of 1 minute each and I wanted to process them in PAMGuard as quickly as possible and also to be able to save the result in a single file ...
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How to automatically ignore sections of sound files - crop wav files before processing or manipulate database after?

I am processing a large amount of SoundTrap data in PAMGuard. In some cases, the calibration tones were enabled during data collection, meaning they appear at the beginning of each sound file, and ...
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Improving whistle detection rates in PAMGuard

I'm new to PAMGuard and have been trying to use it to detect whistles (of common & Atlantic white-sided dolphins) and I've been having issues with detection accuracy. I'm running the whistle and ...
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Could I use the click train identification detector of pamguard when I only have one channel (one hydrophone)?

I have tried to detect click trains of dolphins in my audio file using the click train identification, but it doesn't detect any click trains. (The recording contains clicks of the species Tursiops ...
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Is it possible to detect boat sounds from an audio file using PAMGUARD?

I'd like to know if there is a boat detector implemented in PAMGUARD, or an additional plug in available, in order to detect boat sounds from an audio file?
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Can PAMGuard run on Linux?

I have a few Linux servers that I can use to do acoustic analysis and I'd like to see if I could run PAMGuard on them. From the PAMGuard website, it says: Many hardware interfaces do not provide Mac ...
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Date ticked LTSA using PAMGuard binaries from duty cycled soundtrap data

I am trying to produce an LTSA of a 3 week period of data from 2018 and the same period in 2020. My 2018 data was collected using a SoundTrap on a 10 min on/10 min off duty cycle. I have processed the ...
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How to measure long-term dataset for soundscape AND impulsivity?

I have years of passive acoustic monitoring data collected on several full-bandwidth underwater noise recorders around windfarms. Given the volume of the data, I need to automate the analysis, and am ...
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Echosounder setting off automated whistle detector in PAMGuard - Help!

I have underwater acoustic recordings and am interested in marking out dolphin whistles. I am currently having to manually remove an echosounder (which has a bit of a sweep to it), as I do not want my ...
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PAMGuard whistle contours out of sync

In PAMGuard Viewer Mode, my whistle contours have become decoupled from the spectrogram on the frequency axis. I think I've accidentally changed a setting as I referred back to screenshots from this ...
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What happens when PAMGuard freezes (due to memory issues) while creating an LTSA?

I'm using PAMGuard to process some recordings and I keep having an issue where it is freezing. I'm trying to create an LTSA at the same time as using the GPL detector (for blue whale A/B calls). I ...
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How to correctly input SoundTraps calibration data in PAMGuard for accurate noise measurements?

I am working with data from 3 different HF500 SoundTraps. To compare noise levels across stations, I would like to calibrate the measurements using the calibration values provided by the manufacturer. ...
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Determination of position of a vocalizing animal [closed]

I am interested in passive acoustic monitoring of bird in difficult to access terrain. But then I want to know if sensors can determine the exact position of vocalising birds
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Calculate noise exceedance levels - passive acoustic monitoring

I am trying to describe the acoustic environment at a nature reserve based on continuous passive acoustic monitoring. I am using calibrated SM4 (Wildlife acoustics). KaleidoscopePro does provide batch ...
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Click train classification - PAMGuard

I tried to find online resources on how the click train function of the click detector (the in-built click train detector), in PAMGuard, works. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything useful. I also ...
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How to interpret the localisation output in PAMGuard using squared array configuration in the 'Bearing Calculator' module?

I am struggling to interpret the output of the ‘Bearing Calculator’ module in PAMGuard using a squared array configuration. I think I understand the primary angle as being right or left (please, ...
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Bearings on PAMGuard

I've been using PAMGuard's click detector + TMA module on a towed array dataset (four-channel soundtrap) to get localisations of finless porpoises. I get very strange results when I use the new ...
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How do I detect 50kHz echsounder in PAMGuard

I have collected a large (~10TB) dataset using SoundTraps recording at 576kHz to investigate harbour porpoise foraging behaviour around fishing nets. I processed the data using PAMGuard's click ...
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Maximum wav file size for reasonable processing in PAMGuard

I would like to maximize the file size of my wav files for continuous recordings without significantly sacrificing the performance of PAMGuard analysis. I realize this depends computer specs (among ...
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In PAMGuard how do you paste a known Spectrum of Species over Click Detection Spectrum?

When looking at PAMGuard Viewer (Version 2.02.02) and classifying new species events after running a click detector I know there is a way to paste an example spectrum on top of the 'Click Spectrum' ...
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Adding external GPS data to PAMGuard

I use a mobile recording platform (drifting recorders) where GPS data is collected in an independent data stream and saved as a csv file. I analyze my data in PAMGuard, and would like to integrate ...
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How do you save manual annotations using the Spectrogram Annotation Module in PAMGuard?

I am trying to use the Spectrogram Annotation Module in PAMGuard (initially had this issue in v2.01.05 but was able to recreate in v2.02.01) to manually mark some harmonics that were incorrectly ...
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How to extract the timing and received level of spectrogram annotations manually marked in PAMguard?

I am using the Whistle and Moan Detector (WMD) in PAMGuard to count whistles in recordings of common dolphins to quantify the whistle activity in response to simulated sonar sounds. The whistle ...
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