Questions tagged [pamguard]

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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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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Does anyone knows 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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