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:

  1. To study in “ordinary spaces” the ecoacoustic diversity usually masked by anthropogenic noise.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

Amy Beeston