OBIS-SEAMAP, OBIS's thematic node specializing in marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles, integrated passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) data into their global biogeographic database and developed novel mapping and visualization tools for PAM data, including spatially and temporally interactive summary statistics, diel plots, temporal effort representation, etc. The PAM data complements other commonly collected data types (i.e. line-transect visual sightings, animal telemetry, and photo-identification). The integration fills spatial and temporal data gaps and will advance spatio-temporal ecological assessments and global conservation efforts.
This new feature is highlighted in a recent publication:
Ei Fujioka, Melissa S. Soldevilla, Andrew J. Read, Patrick N. Halpin (2013). Integration of Passive Acoustic Monitoring Data into OBIS-SEAMAP, a Global Biogeographic Database, to Advance Spatially-explicit Ecological Assessments. Ecological Informatics, Available online 16 December 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.12.004