Argos http://www.argos-system.org Worldwide tracking and environmental monitoring by satellite Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:01:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.argos-system.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/r1023_9_logo-cls_thumbnail.png Argos http://www.argos-system.org 32 32 Effective conservation and management of flying-foxes with Argos system http://www.argos-system.org/flying-foxes-argos-tags/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:31:47 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4952 Flying-foxes (Pteropodidae) are large bats capable of long-distance flight. Effective conservation and management of flying-foxes are constrained...

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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 and migrate over 1,000 km seasonally as an average. Therefore, they’re one of the considerable vectors of the viral infectious diseases across nations. Under the situation, GOI* requested the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to initiate the Indonesia-Japan collaborative project at IPB for conducting ecological studies on flying foxes and their involvement in rabies-related and other viral infectious diseases. This project is a collaboration between Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

Indonesian and Japanese researchers are going to conduct research on the relationship of flying foxes and the rabies and other viral infection by technical cooperation scheme. Through the Project, in addition, research capacity of Indonesian counterparts in the field of rabies-related and other viral infectious diseases derived from flying foxes aims to be strengthened. This project used the Argos satellite system. Satellite telemetry is widely used to track the movements of animals, it achieves to analyse the movement of flying foxes, data of climate, meteorology, topography, and changes of land use in and around the roosting site of flying foxes.

Scientific publications :

  • “Potential risk of viral transmission from flying foxes to domestic animals and humans on the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia” by Dr. Chaerul Basri /FKH IPB was accepted in The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science in 2017.
  • “Daytime behavior of Pteropus vampyrus in a natural transmission” by Ms. Yupadee Hengian / Nagoya University was accepted in The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science in 2017

* GOI plans to take appropriate actions in collaboration with all Indonesian Institutions and International organizations such as Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization (hereinafter referred to as “WHO”), etc.

JICA Press release

https://ipb.ac.id/page/research/

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Argos Chipset Giveaway Contest : want to help create an open source Argos tag? http://www.argos-system.org/chipset-contest/ Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:26:09 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4898/ By combining tracking and localization data, Argos enables scientists worldwide to improve their understanding of animal behavior...

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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 been working with its partners on a fourth-generation ARGOS transmitter / receiver, known as ARTIC (Argos Transceiver Integrated Chipset), it weighs less than 1 gram and measures only 7mm.
Its advantages: low consumption, low cost and efficient transmission.


The goal of the Argos chipset contest is to work with an organization to develop an open-sourced Argos transmitter. If your organization is interested in working with CLS please review the contest requirements below.

How to apply to the contest

Applicants are requested to send in a proposal not to exceed three pages long demonstrating how they will integrate the Argos chips into an open-sourced transmitter.

The proposal should include an estimated time of completion, drawings (CAD or otherwise) of what the transmitter prototype will look like, and provide CVs of the PI and CO-PIs on the project. The proposal should also demonstrate that the applicant has the appropriate level of internal funding to cover costs associated to development, and the proposal should also address whether or not the applicant will commercialize the prototype.

There are no specifications or limitations in regards to what type of transmitter can be developed, what sensors it can have, or the size and weight. We only ask that you be innovative in the process through design, sensors, packaging, or similar thought processes.

Proposals must be emailed in PDF form to  by 12:00AM October 14th, 2017. The winner will be informed via email before October 23rd, 2017. The winner should be available to give a short presentation on their project’s concept at the Argos Manufacturer’s Meeting (November 2nd-3rd; Woods Hole, MA) or provide a short video that we can play for the attendees.  Alternatively, if practical, we can live video stream a call-in.

Criteria to Apply

1. The applicant must fall under one of the following categories:

      A. Educational organization

      B. Community college

      C. Research organization

      D. Charitable organization

      E. Non-governmental organization (NGO)

      F. Similar type organization

      (Private companies are not allowed to apply)

   2. The applicant must have the engineering resources to develop and prototype physical hardware using the Argos chipset (should have a suitable engineering team and/or advisors along with appropriate hardware and/or finances to cover additional expenses).

Note: CLS will not provide additional tools, software, or finances; CLS will only provide the Argos chipset developers kit including 2 chips, evaluation board, Argos service and appropriate technical support.

​Selection Criteria

The following information is a guide as to how we will select the winner. We recommend reading this and catering your proposal accordingly. These are in order of importance:

  1. Innovative projects: new application using Argos satellite technology, new type of transmitter, technological breakthrough, etc.

  2. Organizations that can demonstrate prior experience in prototyping, design, and manufacturing/testing prototypes.

  3. Projects taking into consideration the environmental impact: long life products, reusability, recoverability, etc.

  4. When the anticipated time of completion would be (consider providing a timeline of milestones rather than a number of weeks/months). ​ ​

Requirements for the Winning Organization

The winning organization will submit a progress report every two to three months for review depending on the average estimated time of completion. This timeline will be discussed with the winning organization. Meanwhile, any technical questions should be immediately addressed to artic-support@cls.fr. ​ After the project is completed the winning organization must submit all manufacturing and design files to CLS.

At this time CLS may make the results (including manufacturing and design files) open sourced so that any other groups may improve upon the prototype. Any immediate questions about the contest may be directed to our environmental monitoring team argoschipsetcontest@cls.fr

Read more about the Argos chipset :

ArgosFlash #28

CLS America, chipset contest

Join ARGOS Facebook community !

 

Questions? Feedbacks?

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Argos Manufacturer’s Meeting, November 2nd-3rd, 2017 http://www.argos-system.org/chipset/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:02:10 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4821/ The Argos system is preparing for a bright future. A revolution is underway. Enter a new chipset,...

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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.
 
When: November 2nd-3rd, 2017
Where: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, MA, USA
Who should attend: All Argos manufacturers and anyone interested in the Argos chipset
 

More info

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CLS to attend IMPAC-4 in Chile http://www.argos-system.org/cls-to-attend-impac-4-in-chile/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:58:28 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4832/ CLS will attend the upcoming international conference, IMPAC-4, dedicated to Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers and practicioners,...

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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 La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, from September 4th-8th.

Argos, a key tool for MPA

Please come visit us on our both to exhange about how Argos is a key tool for defining MPA as well as contributing to Marine Protected Area management. Learn more about additional CLS services for MPA management. 

Learn more…

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Argos, al servicio de las áreas marinas protegidas http://www.argos-system.org/argosforum84_spanish/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:16:52 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4808/ ¿Sabía usted que el 71% de la superficie de la Tierra son océanos, pero sólo el 3%...

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¿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, pingüinos y rayas … por nombrar sólo algunos ?  La nueva revista ArgosForum, ArgosForum # 84, ya está disponible en línea. Esa publicación explica cómo el sistema Argos es una herramienta clave dentro de las Áreas Marinas Protegidas, en vísperas de la conferencia IMPAC-4 dedicada a Áreas Marinas Protegidas que se realizará en Chile en septiembre de 2017.

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ArgosForum #84:

 

  • Desplazamientos de la tortuga marina oceánica joven en el contexto de las áreas marinas protegidas en el Golfo de México (Por Katrina Phillips, University of Central Florida, Estados Unidos)
  • Telemetría satelital de tiburones en el santuario de fauna y flora Malpelo (Por Sandra Bessudo, Fundación Malpelo y otras Ecosistimas Marinas, Colombia)
  • Seguimiento del tiburón peregrino por satélite Argos (Por Eric Stéphan y Alexandra Rohr, APECS, Francia)
  • Los pingüinos enseñan cómo realizar la planificación espacial marina (Por Keith Reid, CCAMLR, Australia)
  • La extraordinaria migración del zarapito de pico recto (Por Luis Espinosa G., Conservación Marina, Chile)
  • Noticias: Entender a las tortugas marinas en el parque natural de los arrecifes de Tubbataha (Por Pierre Gilles, Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, Monaco)
  • Proyectos: EO4wildlife (Por Garance Weller, CLS, Francia)
  • Cifras clave: Argos por las Áreas Marinas Protegidas

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ARGOS ANGELS & NEO: CNES invests in a new nanosat Argos constellation http://www.argos-system.org/argos-angels/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:06:15 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4802/ Argos is the only global satellite-based system for location and data collection designed specifically to study and...

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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 in near-real time, providing satellite telemetry services to over 22,000 active user platforms (PTT) every month.

Argos future constellation

The Argos constellation’s future is secure until at least 2040, with Argos DCS instruments built by CNES scheduled to be onboard the Metop Second Generation satellites (starting in 2022). In addition, CNES is launching an innovative new project,  Argos ANGELS (Argos NEO Generic Economic Light Satellites), involving the development of a new miniaturized Argos instrument, Argos NEO, developed by Thales Alenia Space in collaboration with Syrlinks, that will fly on board a miniaturized platform, the first French nanosat, built by Nexeya in collaboration with CNES.

The Argos ANGELS satellite is planned to launch in 2019 and will serve as a prototype for a new Argos constellation, mixing satellite telemetry and space-borne IoT, starting in 2022.

Learn more about Argos NEO, the Argos nanosat project, in Sat News Daily.

Learn more about the future of Argos on Metop Second Generation satellites on Eumetsat website.

 

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Argos tracking projects to be part of the “Monaco Explorations” http://www.argos-system.org/argos-tracking-projects-part-monaco-explorations/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:59:46 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4793/ The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, along with its partners the Princely government, the Scientific center of Monaco,...

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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 exploration vessel M/V Yersin (77m) and will bring together scientific projects and public outreach operations. One of the program’s goals is to increase knowledge and protection of marine megafauna, including turtles, cetaceans, monk seals and sharks, which are some of the most threatened species due to human activities and global warming.

The mission officially began on July 27, 2017, with the departure of the Yersin from the port of Monaco amid a ceremony that took place in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. 

Argos, a key research tool for the Monaco Explorations

Many biologists are part of this expedition, in collaboration with Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, and a number of Argos tags will be deployed on marine species during the 3 year scientific mission.

About the Monaco Explorations: http://monacoexplorations.org/

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A successful meeting for the Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Community http://www.argos-system.org/successful-meeting-argos-asian-wildlife-tracking-community/ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:51:19 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4781/ On July 4th-5th, the Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Community gathered at the National Institute of Biological Resources...

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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 of birds with Argos,” included speakers from Korea, Japan, China and Mongolia.

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Argos Workshop in Incheon, Korea.

The second day of the workshop, “Uncovering the mysteries of marine mammals and pelagic species with Argos”, included speakers from Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

Fascinating presentations on Argos

The presentations from our user community were fascinating, and the exchanges were rich. Overall, the event was a success, reinforcing the network of exchange and collaboration surrounding the use of Argos wildlife tracking technology in the region.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to our host, Dr. Jin-Han Kim, Director of  the Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Korea, supporting host, Dr. Su-Kyung Kang, NIFS (National Institute of Fisheries Science), as well as to all of our speakers, sponsors and attendees.

Looking forward to next year

This event has consolidated the Argos Asian Wildlife Monitoring Community and we hope that there will continue to be very good interactions between existing and perspective new users in that part of the world. To continue to build on this dynamic, next year, the Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop will most likely be held in China.

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Attendees at the 2nd Argos Asian Wildlife Tracking Workshop in Incheon, Korea.

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Argos, Serving Marine Protected Areas http://www.argos-system.org/argos-serving-marine-protected-areas/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:59:28 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4762/ Did you know that 71% of  Earth’s surface are oceans, but only 3% of the world’s oceans...

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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 just a few. The new ArgosForum magazine, ArgosForum #84, is now available online. Learn more about how the Argos satellite data collection and telemetry system is a key tool within Marine Protected Areas, in the run up to the IMPAC-4 conference dedicated to Marine Protected Areas to be held in Chile in September 2017.

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ArgosForum #84 contents:

 

  • Juvenile sea turtles and Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of Mexico (By Katrina Phillips, University of Central Florida, United States)
  • Using Argos to track sharks in the Malpelo sanctuary (By Sandra Bessudo, Malpelo and Other Marine Ecosystems Foundation, Colombia)
  • Learning more about basking sharks with Argos (By Eric Stéphan and Alexandra Rohr, APECS, France)
  • Penguins show the way for marine spatial planning (By Keith Reid, CCAMLR, Australia)
  • The extraordinary migration of the Hudsonian godwit (By Luis Espinosa G., Conservación Marina, Chile)
  • Projects: Understanding sea turtles in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (By Pierre Gilles, Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, Monaco)
  • News: Introducing a new data portal merging Earth Observation & wildlife tracking data! (By Garance Weller, CLS, France)
  • Fun facts about Argos in Marine Protected Areas 

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Launch of ARGOS 4 Next generations http://www.argos-system.org/launch-argos-4-next-generations/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:59:35 +0000 http://www.argos-system.org/?p=4744/ ARGOS has always connected mobiles everywhere on the planet. CLS, which has operated the ARGOS satellite system...

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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 offer a new system which will give connected objects an entirely new dimension. A universal connection, which will make the IoT available all over the world. ARGOS will be radically changing its scale of operation!

From location and data collection through to processing, the new-generation ARGOS system will offer information that has been integrated especially for its users’ professions. Ship-owners, biologists, scientists, environmental protection stakeholders and fishery administrators will all benefit from improvements that enhance their studies, performance and daily management. To achieve this, DATA ANALYTICS, BIG DATA and DATA MAPPING will be the watchwords for this entirely new generation ARGOS system. The future system will usher in a radical change of scale.

A revolution in scale will be undertaken while respecting the values of CNES, CLS and the ARGOS system, with a view to protecting our planet, sustainably managing its marine resources and thus protecting humanity.


JYLEGall CNES launch of ARgos next GenerationThe Paris-Air Show at Le Bourget was an opportunity for CLS to begin preparing the next step in ARGOS’s future, with our full support. The ARGOS system was one of the first satellite location and data collection systems. It contributes a great deal to our knowledge of the environment and its protection. In this context, borne by the worldwide enthusiasm during the COP21, CLS decided to name
this key, future system for the environment : “ARGOS for next generations”. 

While 2020 will mark the launching of the 5G offer, the current decade is that of very high speed networks, including:

A fixed, very high speed fibre optic network, supported and deployed in France by the “France Très Haut Débit” plan.

A very high speed mobile network based on 4G.

As Internet connectivity improves, its role in economic growth and human activity is becoming essential.


22,000 ARGOS beacons transmit each month

Read the press kit

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