The 9th International Workshop on Detection, Classification, Localization, and Density Estimation of Marine Mammals using Passive Acoustics, 7-11 December 2020, Kailua-Kona Hawaii


The Workshop on Detection, Classification, Localization and Density Estimation of Marine Mammals using Passive Acoustics has brought together researchers and practitioners in the field every 2-3 years since 2003 (Halifax 2003; Monaco 2005; Boston 2007; Pavia 2009; Mt. Hood 2011; St. Andrews 2013; San Diego 2015; Paris 2018). The workshop series has been successful in advancing the field by providing a forum for researchers to share/compare methods, and build collaborations. The series has also served as an entrance point for students and researchers new to the field.

The 9th DCLDE Workshop will take place in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii on 7-11 December 2020. As with previous workshops, a common data is provided to allow participants to directly compare algorithms and methodologies.

For DCLDE 2020 Kona we aim to turn back toward the roots of the DCLDE with increased focus on methods comparison. To accomplish this, emphasis will be placed on workshop dataset(s). Priority will be ordered as: 1) Work on the current dataset 2) Work on prior workshop datasets (available here and here) 3) Work directly related to technical aspects of DCLDE 4) Work related to DCLDE applications and 5) Other. Time allotted to “conference talks” will be retained but reduced to facilitate more breakout discussion sessions, technical workshop sessions, and meaningful poster sessions.

Workshop co-chairs: Erin Oleson & Eva-Marie Nosal
Steering committee: Olivier Adam, Simone Baumann-Pickering, Sander von Benda-Beckmann, Doug Gillespie, John Hildebrand, Susan Jarvis. Holger Klinck, Gianni Pavan, Ana Sirovic
Local organizing committee: Ann Allen, Jennifer McCullough (more coming soon)

Contact us at: dclde2020 [at] gmail [dot] com