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Max Planck Institute: Countdown to Icarus

11. December 2014 Leave a comment


 The first satellite-based program to investigate animal migration — called ” Icarus” – is supposed to kick off in 2015. With the help of tiny transmitters which send their data to International Space Station, researchers such as Martin Wikelski from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, want to understand the patterns of animal movements. [more…]

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Max Planck Institute: Countdown to Icarus

11. December 2014 Leave a comment


 The first satellite-based program to investigate animal migration — called ” Icarus” – is supposed to kick off in 2015. With the help of tiny transmitters which send their data to International Space Station, researchers such as Martin Wikelski from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, want to understand the patterns of animal movements. [more…]