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Loggerhead turtle equipped with a satellite tag. Source: Miquel Gomila/SOCIB

15.05.2018 Animal tracking applications Tweeting Mediterranean Loggerhead turtles as oceanographers

Loggerhead turtle around Balearic Islands are equipped with Argos satellite tracking tags. Their data are used as oceanographic data source, and they also can be followed in real-time on Twitter, as a mean of raising awareness on the threats to this wildlife species and the way of helping protecting them.
EO4 Wildlife

04.05.2018 Animal tracking applications EO4 wildlife – Platform for wildlife monitoring integrating Copernicus and Argos data

In November 2017, a new version of the EO4wildlife platform was released to all partners. This version provide a wide new set of features such as access to new datasets, integration of new processing services, improvements on platform usability and on interoperability issues… On topic of metocean data, the ambition…

02.05.2018 Animal tracking applications How do lesser spotted eagles learn their migration routes?

Argos wildlife tracking helps to understand the best conditions for young lesser spotted eagles to survive their first migration. Using solar-powered tags, over 100 birds of different birth location and age have been followed since 2004 during their trip to Africa, to monitor the effects of translocating young birds to…
ActInSpace 2018

17.04.2018 Flash news Argos’ challenges for ActInSpace 2018

ActInSpace is an innovation contest (Hackathon) initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 60 cities across 5 continents. This international event aims to bring together entrepreneurs, students, developers, creatives… For 24 hours, teams will work on challenges proposed by various companies, with the support of business…
Return to sea of a tagged porbeagle with argos satellite

17.04.2018 Animal tracking applications Argos satellite system helps track porbeagle sharks

Porbeagle shark is a wildlife species which migrates long distances. Monitoring their movements is important to help protect them. Since they are permanently subaquatic, they are located using Argos pop-up satellite archival tags. The migration of nine porbeagle sharks have been monitored for several months and up to one year…
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…