UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell'Ambiente

Centro Interdipartimentale


Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali

Via Taramelli 24 - 27100 Pavia - Italy
e-mail : cibra@unipv.it
phone +39-0382-987874

The Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali (Interdisciplinary Center for Bioacoustics and Environmental Research) was founded in 1988 and is endowed with a Laboratory of Marine Bioacoustics and Acoustical Oceanography since 1989. The activity focuses on research projects on the acoustic communication in animals, the development of equipment and protocols for the monitoring and censusing with passive acoustics, the development of advanced sound analysis methods based on the digital processing of signals, the establishment of a Digital Sound Library of Mediterranean Cetaceans as well as the technical support to other institutions involved in bioacoustic research and in the conservation of marine mammals.  Since 1998 CIBRA is involved in international research programs concerned with the design of mitigation protocols and tools to reduce the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals and, more recently, on the preservation of terrestrial soundscapes. Since 2006 CIBRA manages the National Stranding Network Database on behalf of the Italian Ministry of the Environment.

 Cenni storici sul Centro 

CIBRA profile published on Science and Technology 4, 2009  (.pdf)

CIBRA research published on Nature 462, 2009


Banca Dati Spiaggiamenti

Progetto Nazionale Monitoraggio Cetacei

 Rete Bioacustica Italiana 


International Ecoacoustics Society

Corso di bioacustica terrestre e marina
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Nella sede del CIBRA viene tenuto il corso di "Bioacustica" (facoltativo, 6 cfu) per le Lauree Magistrali in Scienze della Natura e in Biologia Sperimentale e Applicata per le quali sono disponibili diversi temi per tesi di laurea magistrale e di dottorato. Sono disponibili anche tesi per la laurea triennale sia in Scienze della Natura che in Biologia.

Ricerca tesisti per tesi di argomento elettronica, sensori acustici e dsp

ICDM 2015 - Atlantic City, November 14th

IEEE International Workshop on
Environmental Acoustic Data Mining [EADM]

Organizers / Chair

  • Prof. HervÚ Glotin, Univ. Toulon, LSIS CNRS and Institut Univ. de France [PI]
  • Prof. Gianni Pavan, Univ. of Pavia, Italy
  • Dr. Peter Dugan, Cornell Univ, head of data analytic system, Bioacoustics Research Program, USA
  • Dr. Zhong-Qiu Zhao, Hefei University of Technology, China

Underwater bioacoustics, marine mammals and the impact of noise

EDA PoMM Project


LIDO LogoOcean Noise
                          Detection Experiment

Mediterranean Sea


National Strandings Database

Bioacoustics & Acoustic Ecology

Bioacoustic Equipment

Consultancy and Services


Papers, theses, news, other info

Related projects/organizations


Latest workshops organized by CIBRA


UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Sede centrale, Strada Nuova 65, Aula Foscolo 


Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
International School of Ethology
30th International Workshop, Erice, October 18-21, 2013

Gianni Pavan (Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali, University of Pavia, Italy)
Peter Tyack (Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK)
Giorgio Riccobene (INFN-LNS, Catania, Italy)
William A. Barletta (US Particle Accelerator School; Dept. of Physics, MIT, Cambridge, MA, US)

4th International Workshop on Detection, Classification and Localization of Marine Mammals using Passive Acoustics

1st International Workshop on Density Estimation of Marine Mammals Using Passive Acoustics

Cairoli College, University of Pavia, Italy
September 2009, 10th - 13th

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Workshop Erice 1994Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture
International School of Ethology

9th Workshop - Erice, Sicily: 4-9 november 1994

Behavioural, Environmental & Evolutionary Perspectives

Director of the School of Ethology:
Prof Danilo Mainardi

Directors of the Workshop:
Prof Patrizia Torricelli - University of Venice, Italy
Prof Michael L. Fine - Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Dr Gianni Pavan - Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica, University of Pavia, Italy
Dr Marco Lugli - University of Parma, Italy

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