Advanced Infra-Red Technology for Bat Surveys – POSTPONED


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Date: TBC
Venue: Tortworth Estate, South Gloucestershire

The Advanced Infra-Red Technology for Bat Surveys has been designed to help ecologists improve bat surveys with the aid of infra-red cameras. Using the approach advocated on the course, delegates will learn how to use cameras to both assist surveyors during low light situations and use cameras in place of surveyors. The course will provide you with an approach that will allow you to undertaken better surveys and at a lower cost. It also provides scope for freeing up precious evenings during the survey season.

This two-day course comprises a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions. The first morning is spent learning about the different types of infra-red cameras and lights available. In the afternoon delegates will have an opportunity to see these cameras set up on a building/tree, followed by completing an emergence survey during the evening. The second day will be spent analysing the footage using various pieces of software to speed up the process.

This course is suitable for ecological professionals who undertake emergence/re-entry surveys.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify when it is beneficial to use infra-red cameras during bat surveys
  • Understand the difference between using a camera to i) assist a surveyor and ii) in place of a surveyor
  • Select appropriate cameras and lights and set these up on a building or tree
  • Understand how camera position and framing affects post-survey analysis
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of automated video analysis software and machine learning
  • Use software to aid in the analysis of recorded footage

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