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An elephant seal track (CEBC/CNRS), with the elephant turning around the low eddy on the right (sea level anomaly map dating from that turn)

29.05.2019 Animal tracking applications Ocean data to better understand marine animals in their environment

Argos satellite tracking makes it possible to follow the paths of tagged animals. This tracking data is invaluable, but sometimes it raises more questions than it answers. Why is the animal making a detour – or even a loop? Does it stay here or there for feeding, or for another…
Argonautica annual meeting 2019 (photo A. Willm for Cnes)

27.05.2019 Testimonies Kids on Argos tracks

Among Argos satellite telemetry users, we have kids and teachers, thanks to the Argonautica STEM educational project from the French Space Agency, Cnes. Representatives met last week to present the work done using the Argos and “Metoc” data in the Annual Argonautica Conference held in Montpellier. Argos has one…
Juvenile male Hen Harrier with an Argos PTT (Credits Les Steele)

17.05.2019 Animal tracking applications Argos helps reveal that British grouse moors are dangerous grounds for hen harriers

Hen Harriers is a protected species of raptor living in Great Britain. Until recently, their behaviour and habits had been observed mostly at specific times and areas. Argos PTTs have enabled monitoring a wide variety of individuals over long periods and studying threats from recreational shooting. The historic ornithological…
king penguins

25.04.2019 Animal tracking applications King penguins: Long-distance champion

The research team at Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (CEBC-CNRS) has been using the Argos system since the 1990s to study penguins on Crozet and Kerguelen Islands. One of the researchers from the team, Charles-André Bost, began using the Argos system in 1994 to learn more about the…

24.04.2019 Happy World Penguin Day from Argos

There are 18 species of penguins worldwide, living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. From the noble Emperor penguin to the smaller, Little penguins, these aquatic birds are extremely endearing and inspiring creatures. Argos satellite tracking has made it possible to study penguins not only in their remote and inhospitable (in…
Little penguins. Copyright Philipp Island Nature Parks.

23.04.2019 Protecting little penguins with Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is a unique nature reserve, located on Australia’s Phillip Island, just a two hours’ drive from Melbourne. It is part of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve and includes wildlife sanctuaries, wetlands, woodlands and coastal scenery.  Phillip Island Nature Parks has used Argos satellite…

23.04.2019 Animal tracking applications Establishing a marine reserve for Magellanic penguins

From 1996 – 2018, the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels tracked 459 penguins from Punta Tombo using the Argos system, shedding new light on home range, foraging patterns, and how climate change influences these animals. Data collected has been used to design marine protected areas in the Province of Chubut, Argentina.
Photo copyright: Malgorzata Korczak Abshire

23.04.2019 Animal tracking applications Understanding penguin populations on the Antarctic peninsula

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) was established by international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life. The CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) was established to detect changes in the krill-based ecosystems, providing a basis…
polar bear

18.04.2019 marine animals Argos sheds light on polar bears’ changing summer habits

For some years one of the major problems of polar bears has been the dramatic reduction of their habitat, i.e. Arctic sea ice, during the summer time. The bears are thus faced with extreme conditions and must go inland, since the sea ice is retreating North too quickly. Argos PTTs…
Ocean Business

08.04.2019 Flash news Argos at Ocean Business in Southampton

The CLS Telemetry team will attend the Ocean Business trade fair in Southampton, UK, one of the UK’s premier ocean science and technology events, from April 9th-11th. Our teams will be present on Booth A12. Stop by to discuss your upcoming projects and learn about how Argos…