Recently, the Interagency Satellite Needs Working Group has identified the potential for increased availability of animal movement data, the dynamic integration with remotely sensed data, and the novel computational tools to support data-informed decision-making across U.S. agencies. Consequently, NASA established the Internet of Animals initiative which aims to identify high priority science questions, applied objectives, and future observation systems needs.
This event is the first in an intended series of workshops to be hosted by the Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change at Yale University on 2-4 Nov 2022. The meeting will bring together ca. 15-25 experts from academia, agencies, and beyond to discuss and identify:
- Key research, management, and conservation objectives for spaceborne tracking of animal movements and lives;
- Associated observation system capability needs (e.g., the size and lifetime of tags, the accuracy and cadence of geolocation knowledge, ancillary in-situ measurements or remote sensing products, the latency between a location observation and end-user availability of that information);
- Higher-level product needs (e.g. home ranges, migratory pathways, habitat use, connectivity metrics, etc.) and data infrastructure for exploring, monitoring, visualizing, and communicating animal movements and lives; and,
- Potential synergies, partnerships, and high priority opportunities.
Symposium speakers include: Ryan Pavlick (NASA JPL), Martin Wikelski (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior), Walter Jetz (Yale), Peter Marra (Georgetown University), Tanya Berger-Wolf (Ohio State University), Jill Deppe (Audubon), Ruth Oliver (U. California Santa Barbara), Autumn-Lynn Harrison (Smithsonian), Scott Rogerson (NOAA), Cara Wilson (NOAA), Tobey Curtis (NOAA), Ian Brosnan (NASA AMES), Ajay Ranipeta (Map of Life), Ben Carlson (Yale), and more.
Public talks will be in Osborn Memorial Laboratory at the following times, with exact details to follow:
November 2, 2022: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
November 3, 2022: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
November 4, 2022: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
For information on how to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org