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Dr Douglas Gillespie
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Back in the 1980’s available computers were not powerful enough to process acoustic data in real time. However, with the increased power available since the mid 90’s, it is now possible to develop software that will detect and classify sounds in real time on affordable PC’s.

As computers become ever more powerful, we have been able to develop more sophisticated detectors for more and more species, increasing the range of frequencies we can work at and the number of channels of data that can be processed. Now that we no longer hunger for more processing power, the trend in affordable computing has been for smaller and lower power devices. Indeed, most of us carry a mobile phone containing a processor that is more than capable of carrying out serious amounts of real-time data processing. Much of my current research therefore involves the development of detection systems that can run on low power devices mounted on moored buoys and autonomous vehicles such as submarine gliders. As well as the challenge of making useful detections on a limited power budget, we are also addressing the problem of how to interpret this type of data: for instance, if I hear 10,000 echolocation clicks from my glider, how many animals are there ?

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A review of unmanned vehicles for the detection and monitoring of marine fauna Ursula K. Verfuss, Ana Sofia Aniceto, Danielle Harris, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Sophie Fielding, Guillermo Jiménez, Phil Johnston, Rachael R. Sinclair, Agnar Sivertsen, Stian A. Solbø, Rune Storvold, Martin Biuw, Roy Wyatt
Marine Pollution Bulletin 2019 vol.140 pp.17-29
PAMGuard Beta Release 2.00.15 Douglas Michael Gillespie, Michael Oswald
2019
Three-dimensional movements of harbour seals in a tidally energetic channel Gordon Drummond Hastie, Matthew Bivins, Alexander James Coram, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Pauline Jepp, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Douglas Michael Gillespie
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2019 vol.29 pp.564-575
Abundance estimates for sperm whales in the Mediterranean Sea from acoustic line-transect survey Tim Lewis, Oliver Boisseau, Magnus Danbolt, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Claire Lacey, Russell Leaper, Justin Matthews, Richard McLanaghan, Anna Moscrop
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2018 vol.18 pp.103-117
Cetacean rapid assessment: an approach to fill knowledge gaps and target conservation across large data deficient areas Gillian Tracey Braulik, Magreth Kasuga, Anja Wittich, Jeremy J Kiszka, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Said Shaib Said, Philip Steven Hammond
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2018 vol.28 pp.216-230
Comparing methods suitable for monitoring marine mammals in low visibility conditions during seismic surveys Ursula K. Verfuss, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Tiago A. Marques, Brianne Miller, Rachael Plunkett, James A. Theriault, Dominic John Tollit, Daniel P. Zitterbart, Philippe Hubert, Len Thomas
Marine Pollution Bulletin 2018 vol.126 pp.1-18
First in situ passive acoustic monitoring for marine mammals during operation of a tidal turbine in Ramsey Sound, Wales Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Ruth Joy, Carol Elizabeth Sparling
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2018 vol.590 pp.247-266
Acoustic monitoring to document the spatial distribution and hotspots of blast fishing in Tanzania Gillian Tracey Braulik, Anja Wittich, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Magreth Kasuga, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Tim Davenport, Douglas Michael Gillespie
Marine Pollution Bulletin 2017 vol.125 pp.360-366
Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoises in tidal rapids Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Simon Northridge
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2017 vol.141 pp.1120-1132
Scottish Government Demonstration Strategy Carol Elizabeth Sparling, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Mick Wu, Bernie J McConnell
2016 vol.7
A general framework for animal density estimation from acoustic detections across a fixed microphone array Ben Stevenson, David Louis Borchers, R. Altwegg, Douglas Michael Gillespie, G.J. Measey
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2015 vol.6 pp.38-48
PAMGuard Beta release 1.14.00 Douglas Michael Gillespie
2015
Tracking harbor porpoises in tidal rapids: Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Chloe Elizabeth Malinka, Mark Johnson, Simon Northridge
2015
Assessing the potential of autonomous submarine gliders for ecosystem monitoring across multiple trophic levels (plankton to cetaceans) and pollutants in shallow shelf seas L. Suberg, R.B. Wynn, J.V.D. Kooij, L. Fernand, S. Fielding, D. Guihen, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Mark Johnson, I.J. Allan, B. Vrana, P.I. Miller, D. Smeed, A.R. Jones
Methods in Oceanography 2014 vol.10 pp.70-89
Large scale surveys for cetaceans Philip Steven Hammond, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Philip Lovell, Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra, Kelly Macleod, Mark L Tasker, Per Berggren, David Louis Borchers, M Louise Burt, Charles G. M. Paxton, Ana Canadas, Genevieve Desportes, Greg P Donovan, Anita Gilles, Kristina Lehnert, Ursula Siebert, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Russell Leaper, Mardik Leopold, Meike Scheidat, Nils Oien, Vincent Ridoux, Emer Rogan, Henrik Skov, Jonas Teilmann, Olivier Van Canneyt, Jose Antonio Vazquez
Biological Conservation 2014 vol.170 pp.338-339
Tracking technologies for quantifying marine mammal interactions with tidal turbines: pitfalls and possibilities Gordon Drummond Hastie, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Jamie Donald John MacAulay, Bernie J McConnell, Carol Elizabeth Sparling
2014
Automatic detection and classification of odontocete whistles Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, P. White
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2013 vol.134 pp.2427-2437
Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management Philip Steven Hammond, Kelly Macleod, Per Berggren, David Louis Borchers, M Louise Burt, Ana Cañadas, Genevieve Desportes, Greg P Donovan, Anita Gilles, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Lex Hiby, Iwona Kuklik, Russell Leaper, Kristina Lehnert, Mardik Leopold, Philip Lovell, Nils Øien, Charles G. M. Paxton, Vincent Ridoux, Emer Rogan, Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra, Meike Scheidat, Marina Sequeira, Ursula Siebert, Henrik Skov, Mark Tasker, Jonas Teilmann, Olivier Van Canneyt, José Antonio Vázquez
Biological Conservation 2013 vol.164 pp.107-122
Methods for tracking fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals around marine tidal devices Bernie J McConnell, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Gordon Drummond Hastie, Mark Johnson, Jamie Donald John MacAulay
2013
The effects of acoustic misclassification on cetacean species abundance estimation Len Thomas, Douglas Michael Gillespie
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2013 vol.134 pp.2469–2476
Acoustic surveys confirm the high-density areas of harbour porpoises found by satellite tracking Signe Sveegaad, Jonas Teilmann, Per Berggren, Kim Mouritsen, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jakob Tougaard
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2011 vol.68 pp.929-936
An integrated data collection system for line transect surveys Douglas Michael Gillespie, Russell Leaper, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Kelly Macleod
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2010 vol.11 pp.217
Assessment of the impacts and utility of acoustic deterrent devices Simon Northridge, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Susannah Calderan, Alexander Cargill, Alexander James Coram, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Mike Lonergan, Alice Webb
2010
Comparison of beaked whale detection algorithms Tina M. Yack, Jay Barlow, Marie A. Roch, Holger Klinck, Steve Martin, David K. Mellinger, Douglas Michael Gillespie
Applied Acoustics 2010 vol.71 pp.1043-1049
Comparisons of measured and estimated distances and angles from sightings surveys Russell Leaper, M Louise Burt, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Kelly Macleod
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2010 vol.11 pp.229-237
Photo-grammetric measurements of swimming speed and body length of basking sharks observed around the Hebrides, Scotland Claire Lacey, Russell Leaper, Anna Moscrop, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Richard McLanaghan, Steve Brown
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2010 vol.90 pp.361-366
Field Recordings of Gervais’ Beaked whales Mesoplodon europaeus from the Bahamas Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Charles David Gordon, C Embling, Ian Boyd
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2009 vol.125 pp.3428-3433
PAMGUARD: Semiautomated, open source software for real-time acoustic detection and localisation of cetaceans Douglas Michael Gillespie, Jonathan Gordon, Ron McHugh, David Mclaren, David Mellinger, Paul Redmond, Aaron Thode, Phil Trinder, Xiao Yan Deng
2008
Statistical classification of odontocete clicks Douglas Michael Gillespie, Marjolaine Caillat
Canadian Acoustics 2008 vol.36 pp.20-26
A visual and acoustic survey for harbour porpoises off North-West Africa: further evidence of a discrete population O Boisseau, J Matthews, Douglas Michael Gillespie, C Lacey, A Moscrop, N El Ouamari
African Journal of Marine Science 2007 vol.29 pp.403-410
Listening to Their World: Acoustics for Monitoring and Protecting Right Whales in an Urbanized Ocean C.W. Clark, Douglas Michael Gillespie, D.P. Nowacek, S.E. Parks
2007 pp.333-357
Sperm whale abundance estimates from acoustic surveys of the Ionian Sea and Straits of Sicily in 2003 Tim Lewis, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Claire Lacey, Justin Matthews, Magnus Danbolt, Russell Leaper, Richard McLanaghan, Anna Moscrop
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2007 vol.87 pp.353-357
Overview of the 2005 workshop on detection and localization of marine mammals using passive acoustics Olivier Adam, Jean-Francois Motsch, Francine Desharnais, Nancy DiMarzio, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Robert C. Gisiner
Applied Acoustics 2006 vol.67 pp.1061-1070
Relative abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from acoustic and visual surveys of the Baltic Sea and adjacent waters during 2001 and 2002 Douglas Michael Gillespie, P Berggren, S Brown, I Kuklik, C Lacey, T Lewis, J Matthews, R McLanaghan, A Moscrop, N Tregenza
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2005 vol.7 pp.51
The relative abundance of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from acoustic and visual surveys in Baltic waters during 2001 and 2002 Douglas Michael Gillespie, Per Berggren, Steve Brown, Iwona Kuklik, Claire Lacey, Tim Lewis, Justin Matthews, Richard McLanaghan, Anna Moscrop, Nick Tregenza
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2005 vol.7 pp.51-57
A review of the effects of seismic surveys on marine mammals Jonathan Charles David Gordon, Douglas Michael Gillespie, J Potter, Alexandros Frantzis, M P Simmonds, David Thompson
Marine Technology Society Journal 2003 vol.37 pp.16-34
An automatic system for detecting and classifying the vocalisations of harbour porpoises Douglas Michael Gillespie, Oliver Chappell
Bioacoustics 2002 vol.13 pp.37-61
Vocalisation rates of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) JN Matthews, S Brown, Douglas Michael Gillespie, M Johnson, R McLanaghan, A Moscrop, D Nowacek, R Leaper, T Lewis, Peter Lloyd Tyack
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2001 vol.3 pp.271-282
Results of passive acoustic surveys for odontocetes in the Southern Ocean Russell Leaper, Douglas Michael Gillespie, Vassili Papastavrou
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 2000 vol.2 pp.187-196

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Scottish Oceans Institute
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University of St Andrews
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