The head of CAL, Yusuke Hioka, was granted NZ$199,996 as the National Science Challenge Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) Seed Project to conduct a project titled “Practical solutions for outdoor localisation using acoustics in conservation” (

The project will be co-led by Prof Stephen Marsland, Victoria University of Wellington, who is also leading the AvianZ project, in collaboration with Dr Susan Ellis, GNS Science.