The 'Acoustic Ecology Community Insights and Strategic Outlook - A Global Survey' report, prepared by Mickey Vallee, is now available.
This report offers a strategic analysis of some of the current research projects conducted by practitioners who are members of or associated with the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), concentrating on the organization’s vision and the broader implications of sound ecology within local and global contexts. A thematic analysis identifies key themes within strategic visions and future goals, while demographic analysis will highlight the diversity of participant backgrounds, comparing these against thematic trends. Policy-related insights are provided to inform actionable recommendations for policy making, enhanced by an exploration of qualitative insights that consider pragmatic and philosophical perspectives.
This report organizes the findings into interrelated sections, informed by survey data, with the intention to act, in part, as a guide to the WFAE's strategic trajectory. The analytic process has ensured data integrity through cleaning and coding, while quantitative aspects were assessed using fundamental statistical measures.
The survey's thematic analysis revealed key focus areas: community, environmentality, technology, interdisciplinarity, and inclusivity. The goal of this research has been to help guide the field toward a trajectory shaped by community engagement and public interest, enriched by a wide range of voices from around the world dedicated to acoustic ecology's study and application.
Welcome to the January newsletter of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, featuring announcements of a new affiliate organisation, launch of Acoustic Ecology Review, 2023 CENSE conference wrapup and updates from various affiliates.
Swiss Society for Acoustic Ecology,