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Green Sea Turtle

04.04.2018 Animal tracking applications Endangered sea turtle species in Papua New Guinea

One of our Argos users recently deployed the first satellite tagged, hard shelled turtles (greens and hawksbills) in Papua New Guinea.  The Argos satellite tags will help to understand the movement of one of the world’s oldest creatures and will play an important role in the conservation of endangered…

10.04.2018 Animal tracking applications Contribution of space technologies for livestock and food security

As part of the ESA program named ARTES 20/Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP), and with the support of the CNES, CLS is working on a new space application for animal tracking in the field of livestock management, disease reduction and sustainability of ecosystem services. This system is…

05.04.2018 Flash news ARGOS news on Facebook

We invite you to visit our Facebook page to not miss any news related to ARGOS. We frequently post news, and other contents related to our activities. Click on the image to access our page      …

25.03.2018 Animal tracking applications Lilia Dmitrieva, Caspian seal ecology and conservation

The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) is a small-bodied, ice-breeding phocid, endemic to the landlocked Caspian Sea in Central Asia. The species is listed as ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), having declined by around 90% from a population exceeding 1 million individuals at the…
Lynx dans le jura

18.03.2018 Animal tracking applications The lynxes of Jura

A video recently posted on Facebook by Jean-Marie Thévenard, shows the passage of three lynxes, a female and her two cubs, in a snowy Jura forest. The Argos beacon from CLS is used by the Athénas wild animal care center. Thus Gilles Moyne, the director of…
1st South American Wildlife Tracking Workshop

14.03.2018 Animal tracking applications Capture and study of marine turtles in Martinique

Martinique hosts key areas defined as development habitats for green and hawksbill turtles. In this context, the local wildlife management and conservation structures and the National Action Plans recommend to study the importance of these feeding sites for sea turtles, in order to determine the dynamics of the populations and…

16.03.2018 Animal tracking applications Eric Stéphan and Alexandra Rohr, Learning more about basking sharks with argos

Understanding and monitoring marine species is crucial for the development of coherent and effective management practices. That is why the French Agency for Marine Protected Areas, now part of the French Agency for Biodiversity, quickly realized the advantages of satellite-tracking marine species in collaboration with scientists. The…

12.03.2018 Animal tracking applications Keith Reid, Penguins show the way for marine spatial planning

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is responsible for the ecosystem-based management of fisheries in the Southern Ocean. The ‘ecosystem approach‘ means that the effects of commercial fishing must take into account not only harvested species (target species) but also dependent species, such as…
Etude de cas des tortues caouannes en haute mer

08.03.2018 Flash news Visit us at Oceanology International 2018

Tired of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge ? Get a breeze of fresh air at CLS booth (E300), at the OI2018, the best way to enjoy London next week! Our team of experts will be happy to see you and answer your question on telemetry services during…
1st South American Wildlife Tracking Workshop

01.03.2018 Flash news Tracking of sea turtles

One of our Argos customers recently deployed the first satellite tagged, hard shelled turtles (greens and hawksbills) in Papua New Guinea.  Its very exciting news in the turtle world! Conservation International and partner Eco-Custodian Advocates announced the successful tagging of two endangered species of sea turtles, the hawksbill…

05.03.2018 Animal tracking applications Katrina Phillips, Junevile sea turtles and Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of Mexico

All sea turtles living in U.S. waters are listed as either endangered or threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. Turtles face both natural threats and human-caused threats, including accidental capture in fishing gear, poaching and habitat destruction. The Gulf of Mexico is home to 5 of the…
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27.02.2018 Animal tracking applications ARGOS transmitter, dedicated to track small bird.

The ARGOS system is a unique worldwide satellite tracking and environmental monitoring system created by the French Space Agency CNES, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Each month more than 8000 animals…
phoque balise

26.02.2018 Flash news New relationships between humans and animals

Digital technologies open new relationships between humans and animals. With sensors, ARGOS-GPS satellite systems and mini-cameras, scientists can now collect data on animal migration and behaviors on an unprecedented scale. Elephant seals collect crucial data when diving on the Southern Ocean “The elephant seals will go down, dive,…
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27.12.2017 Animal tracking applications Effective conservation and management of flying-foxes with Argos system

Flying-foxes (Pteropodidae) are large bats capable of long-distance flight. Effective conservation and management of flying-foxes are constrained by lack of knowledge of their ecology, especially of movement patterns over large spatial scales. Thanks to research studies, we know that flying foxes are able to fly over 100 km a day…

10.09.2017 Flash news Argos Chipset Giveaway Contest : want to help create an open source Argos tag?

By combining tracking and localization data, Argos enables scientists worldwide to improve their understanding of animal behavior and their knowledge of climatology. This is why it is essential to develop more efficient beacons adapted to the monitoring of the greatest number of species. For the past 3 years, CLS has…

21.08.2017 Flash news Argos Manufacturer’s Meeting, November 2nd-3rd, 2017

The Argos system is preparing for a bright future. A revolution is underway. Enter a new chipset, new applications, a new satellite constellation and potential new pricing. Argos manufacturers and potential manufacturers are invited to join us in Wood’s Hole to learn more about innovation underway @Argos.  …
IMPAC 4

21.08.2017 Animal tracking applications CLS to attend IMPAC-4 in Chile

CLS will attend the upcoming international conference, IMPAC-4, dedicated to Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers and practicioners, organized by Chile’s Ministry of Environment  in collaboration with the IUCN and  the World Commission on Protected Areas . The Congress will be held in…
Argos tag on hawksbill turtle

07.08.2017 Animal tracking applications Argos, al servicio de las áreas marinas protegidas

¿Sabía usted que el 71% de la superficie de la Tierra son océanos, pero sólo el 3% de los océanos del mundo están protegidos en Áreas Marinas Protegidas (AMP) activamente gestionadas? ¿Sabía usted que 625 + animales son rastreados por Argos en AMP en todo el mundo incluyendo tortugas, tiburones,…
Argos nanosat prototype

03.08.2017 Flash news ARGOS ANGELS & NEO: CNES invests in a new nanosat Argos constellation

Argos is the only global satellite-based system for location and data collection designed specifically to study and protect our planet’s environment. Governed via an international collaboration between the major international space agencies, including NASA, NOAA, CNES, EUMETSAT and ISRO, the Argos constellation includes  6 operational satellites that cover the globe…
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01.08.2017 Animal tracking applications Argos tracking projects to be part of the “Monaco Explorations”

The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, along with its partners the Princely government, the Scientific center of Monaco, the Yacht Club of Monaco, and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, have launched a new scientific and outreach campaign, called “Monaco Explorations.” This 3-year program will take place aboard the…
2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop

25.07.2017 2nd Argos Asian Workshop A successful meeting for the Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Community

On July 4th-5th, the Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Community gathered at the National Institute of Biological Resources in Incheon, Korea. More than 80 people were present over two days of scientific presentations on research using the Argos satellite system. The first day of the workshop, “Revealing the extraordinary migratory journeys…
Argos tag on hawksbill turtle

24.07.2017 Animal tracking applications Argos, Serving Marine Protected Areas

Did you know that 71% of  Earth’s surface are oceans, but only 3% of the world’s oceans are protected in actively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPA)? And yet… did you know that 625+ animals are tracked by Argos in MPA worldwide? Including turtles, sharks, penguins and rays … to name…
Argos future gnerations

18.07.2017 Flash news Launch of ARGOS 4 Next generations

ARGOS has always connected mobiles everywhere on the planet. CLS, which has operated the ARGOS satellite system since its creation, thus has all the ARGOS For NEXT GENERATIONS knowledge, professional skills, infrastructures and networks needed to work on ARGOS for Next Generations. CLS’s mission will be to…
Le thon rouge suivi par les scientifiques d'Ifremer

03.07.2017 JTA Events Fifteenth Session of Argos Joint Tariff Agreement Executive Committee

18 – 19 July 2017, Toulouse, France Participant Documents Place Name Country   Executive Committee   Eric LOCKLEAR (Executive Committee Chair) United States     Kim HOLLAND United States     Salim JAVED United Arab Emirates     Clive Mc Mahon Australia  …
Pacific cod

19.06.2017 2nd Argos Asian Workshop Movement of Pacific cod in Korean waters

At the 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop in Incheon, Korea, Dr. Sukyung Kang of Korea’s National Institute of Fisheries will present the results of her study: “Movement of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) in Korean waters, ascertained through pop-up archival tags”. Pacific Cod movements in Korean waters as revealed by Argos…
2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop

13.06.2017 Animal tracking applications 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop

The 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop will be held in Incheon, Korea, on July 4th & 5th, 2017. It is hosted by Dr. Jin-Han Kim, Director of  the Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea and supported by Dr. Su-Kyung Kang, NIFS (National Institute of Fisheries Science).  All Argos users,…
Billfish with Argos tag

30.05.2017 2nd Argos Asian Workshop Billfish movement patterns revealed with Argos pop-up satellite tags

Dr. Wei-Chuan (Riyar) Chiang of Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan, will share the results of his studies on “Vertical and horizontal movements of billfish in the northwestern Pacific Ocean determined using pop-up satellite tags” at the 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop in Incheon, Korea. To investigate…
Spotted seals, Sea of Japan

30.05.2017 2nd Argos Asian Workshop Shedding light on the life of spotted seals in the Sea of Japan

At the 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop in Incheon, Korea, Dr. Mari Kobayashi, Ph.D, will present her work “Estimation on area of use and feeding patterns by Argos satellite-tracking of the spotted seals in the Sea of Japan”. Understanding spotted seal spatial use In this fascinating study, Dr. Kobayashi and her…
black headed gull Argos

24.05.2017 2nd Argos Asian Workshop Mapping Asian bird migration routes with Argos

  Black headed gulls migration from China. Argos tracking data courtesy of Heqi Wu. At the 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop in Incheon, Korea, Dr. Heqi Wu, a Chinese ornithologist, will present “An introduction on Sino-BON birds CAS and major works.”  He will introduce a monitoring network…
swans with Argos tag

24.05.2017 2nd Argos Asian Workshop The magical journey of Japanese Swans revealed with Argos

Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma is located in northern Japan, covering an area of 491ha. The lake is renowned internationally for its high biodiversity. It is a Ramsar site, protected by an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands, and it is one of the major wintering sites for…