[MARMAM] Workshop Announcement for Biologging'4

majohnson at whoi.edu majohnson at whoi.edu
Fri Sep 17 10:19:37 PDT 2010

The Marine Mammal Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is pleased
to announce a workshop at the up-coming Biologging'4 Symposium in Hobart,
Tasmania on:

Fine-scale on-animal movement sensing: methods, performance and limitations.
Sunday, 13th March, Centenary Lecture Theatre, Univ. of Tasmania, 8:30am -

The fine-scale movements of wild animals are of fundamental interest in studies
of foraging, energetics, social interactions and effects of disturbance. Many
animal tags now incorporate a variety of movement and orientation sensors and
methods to exploit these data are being developed. However, data from these
sensors is often challenging to analyse and the opportunities for
misinterpretation are substantial. As these sensors become more widely used, it
is increasingly important to share and standardize methods so that data can be
compared across studies, species and devices. The objectives of this workshop
are to critically evaluate the methods used to sense fine-scale animal movement
and orientation, and to explore the challenges and limitation of these methods.
The full-day workshop will begin with a tutorial orientation followed by
invited and contributed talks, and a round-table discussion. Talks will cover
(i) estimating orientation, speed and thrust with on-animal sensors, (ii)
visualizing, quantifying, and interpreting orientation and movement data, and
(iii) accuracy and calibration of sensors. A test data set will be available
prior to the workshop. Presentation proposals are welcome. Please email the
organiser to reserve a place and include a short abstract if you would like to
present a talk.
Cost: TBD (to cover refreshments)

Mark Johnson,
email: majohnson at whoi.edu

N.B. Please remember that abstracts for the main conference are due on Sept.

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