Kotaro Tanaka has been studying of the marine soundscape, which is comprised of biological, geographical, and anthropological sounds. He joined OPRI in 2021, and currently works on Ocean visualization and Ocean-space collaboration projects. Before that, he explored the habitat use of dugong, an endangered marine mammal, and marine traffic by underwater acoustics as his PhD study.
Yamato, C., Ichikawa, K., Arai, N., Tanaka, K., Nishiyama, T., and Kittiwatanawong, K. (2020) “Development of an automatic detection method for dugong feeding sounds in an intertidal seagrass bed”, Journal of Advanced Marine Science and Technology Society, 26, 1, 1-9.
Tanaka K., Ichikawa, K.,Nishizawa, H., Kittiwattanawong, K., Arai, N., and Mitamura H. (2017) “Differences in vocalisation pattern of dugongs between fine-scale habitats around Talibong Island, Thailand”, Acoustics Australia, Springer, 45, 243-251.
Tanaka K., Ichikawa, K., Kittiwattanawong, K., Arai, N., and Mitamura H. in press. "Automated classification of dugong calls and tonal noise by combining contour and MFCC features", Acoustics Australia
The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science
Research fellow, Japan Fisheries Science and Technology Association
JSPS Research fellow (DC2), Kyoto University
Visiting student, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Finished PhD program without dissertation in Informatics (Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University)
MSc in Informatics (Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University)
BSc in Agriculture (Department of Bioresource Science, Kyoto University)