Animals and technology
Sunday 16 July 2017 10:30AM
Digital technology is opening up new relationships between humans and animals – instead of alienating us from nature as in the past. Thanks to sensors, GPS and mini-cameras, scientists can now gather data on animal migration and behaviour on an unprecedented scale. Data that’s being turned into stories online. New devices are improving our communication with animals – literally.
The GEOLOCATION Journeys arts/science collaboration at IMAS: read more about the project
Geolocation Journeys repurposes geolocators from multiple tracking projects run by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania.
Geolocation Journeys operates on a not-for-profit basis through the efforts of a small, dedicated and passionate volunteer team. We are also generously supported by individuals and organisations. If you would like to contribute in some way please get in contact.
Let me excite you by reporting that through this program this week I received my own Light-mantled Albatross broach with its tag and locator from the British South Georgia base, Bird Island. This particular bird in the 448 days tracked, flew 174,365 km! Unimaginable really. On the print out map provided I see the actual journey made. I feel extraordinarily moved by this bird and its journey and proud to wear it against my heart as I consider the work of scientists who bring us vital news, as described in the above RN program, of the wonders of bird and animal life on our extraordinary planet – and the changes taking place as a result of human activities.