Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.


Bar Harbor, Maine


The preservation and archival of current natural soundscapes is an ever growing science. Natural soundscapes around the world are changing due to a wide assortment of noise pollutants, predominantly man-made. The objective of this project was to record and archive the natural sounds of Acadia National Park as well as to create a comprehensive tagging system to categorize these recordings. This was done using a surround sound microphone, and by implementing a thorough index containing a multitude of relevant tags. The results of this project confirmed the value of a tagging system. It also acted to set a baseline for recording procedures and best practices for future projects. This group’s work created a foundation that sets the way for future expansion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Bar Harbor, Maine