New telemetry network will develop the study of animal migrations in European rivers and seas | European Tracking Network

New telemetry network will develop the study of animal migrations in European rivers and seas

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 08:04

New telemetry network will develop the study of animal migrations in European rivers and seas

A group of telemetry experts from across Europe is meeting this week in Olhão, Portugal, to implement the European Tracking Network.

A group of 25 telemetry experts from across Europe is meeting this week in Olhão, Portugal, to implement the European Tracking Network. This network brings together researchers, resources and infrastructures to increase crucial knowledge on the movements of aquatic animals at large spatial scales – from European rivers and seas to the Atlantic Ocean.

Pedro Afonso, researcher at IMAR/UAz and the network’s coordinator, points out that “this network responds to the desire of the community of researchers in this area, taking advantage of the European AtlantOS project and initiatives and Ocean Tracking Network to lay the foundations of what is expected to be a true pan-European network of aquatic biotelemetry.

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