Cormac Booth

Arthur Lee

Research Technician (HK)


Arthur is a research technician focusing on PAM and underwater acoustics. Joining the team since 2013, he spent half of his time in the field collecting acoustic data and implementing passive acoustic monitoring in different locations. He has been working on the acoustic of the two resident marine mammal species in Hong Kong, Chinese white dolphin and Finless porpoise.

Degrees and Education

  • 2010 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University BSc Engineering Physics

Skills and Expertise

Statistical analysis (R – GEEs, GAMs, GLMs), PAM monitoring (PAMBuoy, PAMGUARD, CPODs, TPODs), Databases (MS Access); Word processing (MS Word); Spreadsheets (MS Excel), MMO, GIS (Manifold & ArcGIS), Acoustic analysis (MATLAB), Photo Identification projects.


  • Passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans with PAMGuard
  • Data collection and field work
  • Maps and GIS
  • Data processing
  • Equipment setup and maintenance
  • RYA Day Skipper
  • Hastie, G. D., Wu, G-M., Moss, S., Jepp, P., MacAulay, J. D. J., Lee, A., Sparling, C. E., Evers, C. H. M. & Gillespie, D. M. Automated detection and tracking of marine mammals: a novel sonar tool for monitoring effects of marine industry, 6 Sep 2019, In : Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29, S1, p. 119-130
  • Acoustic Surveys of Cetaceans in the Irish Atlantic Margin in 2015–2016: Occurrence, distribution and abundance. ObSERVE Acoustic Report 2018

Key Projects

  • Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge – Hong Kong Boundry Crossing Facilities
  • Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge – Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Link
  • ObSERVE Acoustic