Università degli Studi di Pavia
Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali
Via Taramelli 24 - 27100 Pavia - Italy
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Other than doing research in cooperation with many prestigious national and international institutions and being committed to education and training, CIBRA provides consultancy and specialized services. Based on a large experience in designing its own original equipment and in performing marine mammals surveys and underwater bioacoustic research, CIBRA can provide support to other scientific, industrial and military institutions to setup their own experimental protocols, to design their instrumentation and to assist in the design and implementation of mitigation procedures to evaluate and reduce the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals. For all these activities CIBRA can offer its own expertize, its specialized equipment, experienced personnel, and specialized partnerships with external companies. To know more jump to the CIBRA Home Page.
CIBRA is a member of the "International Bio-Acoustic Council" and a founder member of the recently created “European Network of Bioacoustic Collections for Taxonomy and Conservation”.
Bioacoustics is a branch of zoology,
strictly related to ethology, that investigates sound
production and reception in animals, including man.
Bioacoustics also concerns the organs of hearing and the
sound producing apparatus as well as the physiological and
neurophysiological processes by which sounds are produced
and received. Finally it attempts to understand
relationships between the features of the sounds an animal
produces and the nature of the environment in which they
are used and the functions they are designed to serve. Its
development dates effectively from about 1950, when
practical recording and analyzing methods became readily
available to the scientific community.
IBAC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
In latest years, the abstracts of the IBAC meetings have been published on the Journal Bioacoustics. The abstracts of the XVII meeting which have been published on Bioacoustics Volume 13 No 1 (2002) : 77-102. The abstracts of the XVIII meeting are published on Bioacoustics Volume 13 No 2 : 175-207.
The proceedings of the XIX IBAC have been published on the Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências vol.76 no.2, June 2004. They are also available for download.
IBAC - International Bio-Acoustic Council
A short history of IBAC written by Mr Patrick Sellar, Chairman 1969-1996:
IBAC was founded in Denmark in September 1969 "with the object of promoting international participation throughout the entire field of bioacoustic activity". Its lofty title "reflect the intention that it should act as a referendum for and generally help in any way possible those who are engaged in the scientific study of biological sounds".
The principal objectives of IBAC are:
(a) To maintain a forum for the development of standards in such areas as analytical measurement, descriptive terminology, recording technique and archival documentation.
(b) To continue the policy of setting up symposia with a sufficiently informal atmosphere with inexpensive accommodation to attract and encourage young students to present their first papers, posters, demonstrations etc.and also for the presentation and discussion of tentative ideas in early stages of development.
(c) To promote technical advancement and international co-operation within the field of recording, analysis and archiving through symposia and information exchange.
Looking back over the twenty-five years
since those first ambitions were declared at the meeting
in Arhus, one can report simply that it spawned fourteen
international symposia in eight different countries and
sponsored the publication of the news bulletin Biophon
running to twenty-four issues. Biophon was the means by
which IBAC members kept in contact and received news of
impending conferences. Membership of IBAC and indeed
Biophon itself was entirely free, the cost of production
and mailing being born all those years by the Danish
Natural Science Research Foundation.
Richard Ranft, secretary - Richard.Ranft@bl.uk