European Users Conference on Argos Wildlife – Sponsors
Join us for two days of scientific and technical sessions with the Argos satellite tracking community!
The EUCAW 2018 – European Users Conference on Argos Wildlife – hosted by CLS will take place on the 21st and 22nd of November at the auditorium of CLS headquarters, Ramonville St-Agne, near Toulouse, France.
Xerius: Think, design & create
Interested in climate change and its consequences on wildlife, Xerius’ team decides to provide 19 years of technological expertise to increase scientist’s knowledge through its department XeriusTracking created in 2016.
A new scientific area is beginning. Data collected through miniaturized tags, – ranging from 0.25grs to 26grs – and 100% manufactured by Xerius, gives species behavioural responses. Whether in the Middle East with hawks, in Mexico with flamingos, in France the wood pigeon, more than 100 individuals are already being followed around the world and some great solutions are yet to come. Xerius has been awarded in 2016 for the program
“Investissements d’Avenir” initiated by ADEME and is also a National Museum of Natural History’s benefactor.
A new & innovative cost-effective beacon ideal for larger birds tagging campaigns
Syrlinks is a leading manufacturer of Space and Ground radio equipments, and is particularly involved for many years into Argos technologies (Space embedded ARGOS transceivers and miniature ARGOS beacons).
Syrlinks is today introducing its new 25 grams, all-in-one and cost-effective Argos beacon that will allow scientists to triple their tagging animal campaigns for the same budget.
Lotek offers the Broadest Range of Argos Enabled Tags
Lotek Argos enabled products use Argos Doppler positioning or they use Argos to relay GPS location data and other behavioural or environmental data. Argos enabled tags are available for a vast range of species covering avian, marine, freshwater and terrestrial applications. For avian applications, PinPoint Argos uses Argos to relay GPS locations. These are available with solar power or lighter, non-solar models. PinPoint Argos tags use their GPS location for Argos pass prediction to minimise power use when relaying data. ArgosPoint tags offer Argos Doppler positioning at a lower price point for applications where GPS accuracy isn’t required. KiwiSat tags are available for marine applications – now with DIVE sensing – and for larger seabirds and small terrestrial applications. Complementing the KiwiSat range is the FastGPS range offering GPS snapshot acquisition in a fraction of a second and data relayed via Argos – now also with DIVE sensing. For monitoring the behaviour and/or movements of larger oceanic fish Lotek offer the PSAT range of pop-up satellite archival tags. Argos data are automatically retrieved from the Argos processing centre, processed and stored in a secure cloud database. Researchers can then view and manage their data via a password protected web portal.
Argos tags: Small in size but not in data
Improvements in technology have led to smaller and smaller Argos transmitters. This along with the wealth of data you can get from Argos tags has allowed researchers to study new species and learn even more about the ones they are currently studying. Wildlife Computers continues creating tools to work with what is already offered by CLS to give you more information. The tools along with onboard data processing allow you to program your tags to efficiently use their battery capacity. Wildlife Computers has also developed the Wildlife Computers Mote; a ground based receiving station which will receive up to 100% of the transmissions made by an Argos tag while in range of the Mote.