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WEBINAR: Discovering the unexplored deep marine environment

Deep underwater neutrino telescopes such as KM3NeT measure neutrino and environmental events that constitute “noise” for the neutrino searches. Join our webinar on February 26 at 15 CET to learn how REINFORCE will engage citizens in the scientific research inviting them to explore the environment of the deep sea below 1000m depth in which humanity has little experience so far.

Society
Fundamental Research
26 February 2021 - 26 February 2021
Online, Italy

Deep underwater neutrino telescopes such as KM3NeT measure neutrino and environmental events that constitute “noise” for the neutrino searches. These environmental events range from biological bioluminescence to acoustic signals from sea mammals.

Citizens can support KM3NeT scientists to increase the efficiency in the neutrino detection algorithms, providing input that will be crucial for two scientific tasks: the classification of noise types, and the identification of the frequency range and typical length of noise signals. The output of the citizen science activity will serve as a basis for training machine learning algorithms, which will automatically identify and classify the noise sources, thus monitoring the noise with an unprecedented detail. At the same time, citizens will have the opportunity to gain a greater insight into the unexplored deep marine environment.

In the framework of REINFORCE, time sequences of the optical counting rates on the KM3NeT “eyes” will be made available to the general public in order to monitor ambient bioluminescence, and citizens will be invited to classify in a systematic way the various types of waveforms observed. Furthermore, in order to involve in this activity also visually-impaired citizen scientists, the “ears” of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope will also be exploited by utilising the time sequences of the acoustical signals detected. Both sound and visual data for the bioluminescence and the acoustic signals will be produced.

The webinar aims to give an overview of the Deep Sea Hunters Large Scale Citizen Science demonstrator and how it will be implemented in order to engage citizens in the scientific research, showcasing the tasks that citizens will be asked to perform and how their input will be fundamental to explore the environment of the deep sea below 1000m depth in which humanity has little experience so far.

You will learn:

How citizens can play an active role in the advance of ground-breaking research
How a deep underwater neutrino telescope works
How REINFORCE demonstrator about Deep Sea Hunters will be developed
How the project will work to include diverse and underrepresented groups in science

Agenda
15:00 - 15:10: Welcome and introduction - Paschal Coyle, CPPM, Marseille
15:10 - 15:20: Neutrinos and KM3NeT - Gwenhael de Wasseige, APC, Paris
15:20 - 15:30: Deep Sea Hunters on Zooniverse - Remy Le Breton, APC, Paris
15:30 - 15:40: Bioluminescence - Severine Martini, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Marseille
15:40 - 15:50: Submarine Intelligent Listening into KM3EnT & Abyss - Herve Glotin, Computer Science & Systems Lab., CNRS, Toulon
15:50 - 16:00: Q&A and wrap-up

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RyTIoC8eSkadHW5nhHdhxw

Keywords

citizen science, ocean