Silent·Cities is a collaborative research project spanning diverse areas of concern including soundscape studies, environmental geography, conservation ecology, human behaviour and machine learning.
The project hopes to achieve three scientific aims:
- To study in “ordinary spaces” the ecoacoustic diversity usually masked by anthropogenic noise.
- To study the relationship between biophony and anthropophony within different levels of economic activity, as the economic activity of a territory will slowly be restored.
- To finely characterise the relationship linking the anthropogenic noise to the level of stable economic activity of a territory.
I am pleased to join the project from Stromness, Orkney, and have started making intermittent recordings using an AudioMoth outside the house.
Find out more, and join the project here!