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Icarus – on the move with animals

Earth observation through animals

Martin Wikelski's mission statement

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Animals on the move

Wild bears, elephants, tigers - many species roam the forests of Bhutan, which are already extinct elsewhere. The behaviour of these animals is hardly known. Follow Martin Wikelski of the Max Planck Insitute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, on his journey through this pristine environment (click on the youtube-icon for English subtitles).

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With the Animal Tracker App, you can follow the movements of wild animals all over the world that are being tracked in near-real time (Android)

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With the Animal Tracker App, you can follow the movements of wild animals all over the world that are being tracked in near-real time (Android) [more]

Global Monitoring with Animals

Animal sensors

The animals of our planet are constantly in motion – some may fly, swim, or migrate thousands of kilometers; others move just a few hundred metres. They all have one thing in common, however: little is known about their journeys. Icarus should change this in the next years. By increasing our knowledge about animal migration, we can learn more about the state of our planet.
Interview with Martin Wikelski on the successful mission to transport the Icarus antennas to the International Space Station

“In ten years we’ll know which animals are able to predict natural disasters”

Interview with Martin Wikelski on the successful mission to transport the Icarus antennas to the International Space Station [more]
Russian rocket delivers antenna for animal tracking system to the International Space Station

Ears for Icarus

Russian rocket delivers antenna for animal tracking system to the International Space Station [more]
The Icarus on-board computer, the first component of the global animal observatory system, has gone into space

Icarus lifts off

The Icarus on-board computer, the first component of the global animal observatory system, has gone into space [more]
Antenna model of the observation system is ready for underwater training of cosmonauts

Icarus antenna passes float test

Antenna model of the observation system is ready for underwater training of cosmonauts [more]
Without their sense of smell, lesser black-backed gulls are unable to compensate for deviations from their natural migratory corridor

Seagulls use smells to navigate

Without their sense of smell, lesser black-backed gulls are unable to compensate for deviations from their natural migratory corridor [more]
Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support.

Gone with the wind

Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support. [more]
 
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