INTERNATIONAL USER CONFERENCE ON ARGOS
NOVEMBER 18-20, 2014
BALTIMORE, MD USA
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
WHEN: November 18-20, 2014
WHERE: National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD USA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Argos Wildlife Users
Wildlife Conservation Experts
Government Policy/Decision Makers
Communication and Outreach Managers
Join us as we explore the breadth of objectives behind why we track wildlife and the enormous array of Argos programs dedicated to achieving them. We will examine applications of wildlife tracking by Argos and how it advances global conservation. We will discuss how the results and conclusions of tracking are applied to conservation measures, economics, and society. The technical aspect of the Argos system will be explored, with emphasis on how the Argos system works, its current status and capabilities, and how it is continuously evolving to keep pace with the increasingly complex wildlife tracking requirements.
Conference highlights will include keynotes, invited and submitted presentations, talks on Argos technologies and capabilities, and panel sessions on Argos as the future of wildlife tracking.
THE ARGOS SYSTEM:
The visionary satellite-based Argos data collection and location system was born in the late 1970's before the arrival of the personal computer and well before the Internet changed everything. Argos provided a giant leap in global communications for the environment that has not aged. At a time when wildlife research and monitoring was evolving from subjective field observations to complex, objective measurements of animal behavior using local range radio telemetry, Argos allowed inventive biologists to begin dreaming beyond those still-important hand-carried receivers and antennas to never before imagined global scale wildlife tracking from their laboratories. As the technology evolved in sophistication and range, so too the Argos system grew both in quantity of platforms and diversity of applications, while retaining the vital simple, and increasingly smaller low-power platforms. Today, Argos continues to be an essential component of global wildlife science through daily monitoring of many thousands of avian, marine and terrestrial animals.
For more information visit Argos.