10th European Bat Detector Workshop ad Agosto 2017 nei Paesi Baschi

5 agosto 2017

After 27 years of tradition Nordic Chiroptera Information Center and Blubat have the pleasure of inviting you to the 10th European Bat Detector Workshop. The event will be organized in Bidarrai (the Basque country) just on the French side of the Spanish border, only 76 km from the conference in Donostia (San Sebastian). The workshop will start on the same evening as the European Bat Research Symposium in Donostia ends, allowing people to travel directly from one event to the other.

The objective of the workshop is to improve training and knowledge of the latest technology and experience on field identification of flying bats. The mixture of novice and well experienced bat workers (and everything between) enhances the learning process by self awareness and development.

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10th European Bat Detector Workshop

5 – 9 August 2017
Bidarrai, The Basque Country (France)

In connection to the European Bat Research Symposium every three years, it has since 1991 been a tradition to organize a bat detector workshop just before or after the conference. With this years conference in Donostia (the Basque country), the 26 year old tradition was almost forgotten. So it is the pleasure of Nordic Chiroptera Information Center (NIFF) and Bluebat to inviting you to the 10th European Bat Detector Workshop.

The event will be organized in Bidarrai (the Basque country) just on the French side of the Spanish border, only 76 km from the conference in Donostia (San Sebastián).

The workshop will start on the same evening as the conference ends, allowing people to travel directly from one event to the other.

The European Bat Detector Workshop has traditionally been organized in connection to the European Bat Research Symposium. However, from 2011 there has been no practice for the symposium organizers to also organize the workshop.

The aim of the workshop is to get field training in practical bat work. This includes the use of various detectors, and capture techniques.

Organising staff are:

Leif Gjerde
Didier Mauuary
Knut Åge Storstad

Check this web page for frequent updates
Last updated 8 April 2017

Registered participants: 13

Finland: 2
France: 7
Netherlands: 1
Norway: 2
USA: 1

Accomodations ?
Lodging in Bidarrai lodge “Menditarrena” with capacity of 50 people.

10 rooms, 3-7 people per room.
All rooms include bathrooms with showers, sinks and toiletts
Sheets provided, blankets available
Dining room for 50 people
Fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerated volume
Meeting room for lectures and activities
Remember to bring sheets (all three) or sleeping bags.

The workshop is carried out on a low budget prinsipal, meaning everything is based on self cost. The total cost will be 200 euros, which include accomodations (90 euro), food and other expensis (not travel costs to/from Bidarrai).

It is possible to find your own accomodation, in which the total cost will be reduced accordingly.

The Menditarrema lodge.

Objectives ?
The objective of the workshop is to improve training and knowledge of the latest technology and experience on field identification of flying bats. The mixture of novice and well experienced bat workers (and everything between) enhances the learning process by self awareness and development.
The target group is idealistic bat workers (enthusiasts/idealists, NGO’s and scientists) who is or will work with bats in the future. Students and NGO’s may apply for reduced fee. Commercial bat workers will be excepted if there is space.

Learn the basic theory of bat identification with the aid of ultrasound devices.
Field training in using active detectors, such as the Petersson (D240X, D980), the AnaBat Walkabout, the EchoMeter and misc. flat screen versions.
Learning how to operate the passive detectors produced by Titley (AnaBat Express and AnaBat Swift) and Wildlife Acoustics (SongMeter 2, 3 and 4).
Analyzing bat calls by using software from Pettersson (BatSound), Titley (AnaLook) and Wildlife Acoustics (Kaleidoscope).
The results from our surveys will be published in the proceedings for the workshop, alternatively in a European periodical.

Equipment we will have available for testing are:

Passive detectors

SongMeter 2 (Wildlife Acoustics)
SongMeter 3 (Wildlife Acoustics)
SongMeter 4 ZC (Wildlife Acoustics)
SongMeter 4 Full Spectrum (Wildlife Acoustics)
SongMeter 4 Audible (Wildlife Acoustics)
AnaBat Express
AnaBat Swift
Active detectors

Pettersson (D100, D240x, D980, D1000?)
Wildlife Acoustics (EchoMeter)
Titley Scientific (Walkabout)
Software

BatSound 4.2
AnaLook
Kaleidoscope Viewer
Kaleidoscope Pro 4

Searching for bats at Fels?tárkány during the 7th EBDW.

Analysing bat sounds in Hungary during the 7th EBDW.

Chris Corben demonstrationg a car mounted microphone in Lithuania during the 8th EBDW.

Registration ?
For every participant we need to know when you expect to arrive, and if you are travelling by car. It may be possible to pick up participants in Donostia. We need to be notified of this as early as possible.

Deadline for registration is 15th of May.

Please contact Leif Gjerde on e-mail niff@flaggermus.no and send a copy to Didier Mauuary on e-mail dm@bluebat.org, and notify us…

the time you expect to arrive
if you travel by car, or wish to be picked up in Donostia
what detectors you will bring (if you have any)
title of talk (if you expect to have one)
abstract of talk (if you are having a talk)
if you bring with your own food or not
There is an upper capacity of the lodge at 50 people. We have so far (15 March 2017) received applications from 13 people (from 5 countries) who all have been accepted.

Payment
Estimated cost is 200 euro. This includes accomodations and food. Transportation to Bidarrai is not included. Exact cost and payment details will be available soon. Make sure you have confirmation of participation before you pay!
Bank details for French participants: Bank number 30002, account number 0000070886N, Indicatif: 02644, Clé RIB: 84.
Bank details for Scandinavian participants: 1271.21.90378 (Norway), 5103-8883 (Sweden), 7458 1035297 (Denmark). Alternatively IBAN no.: NO72 1271 2190 378, and SWIFT: AUSNNO21 for international payments to NIFF’s account.
Be sure to include details on what you are paying for, including name of participant!

Deadline registration:
15th of May

Deadline abstracts
1st of July

Deadline manuscript
31st December 2017

Payment details:

IBAN number:
FR74 3000 2026 4400 0007 0886 N84

SWIFT/BIC code:
CRLYFRPP

Address:
Bluebat, 7 Allee des Eyminees, F-38240 Meylan

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