[MARMAM] FW: Graduate course offering - please post

Kit Kovacs kit.kovacs at npolar.no
Sun Oct 19 12:11:49 PDT 2014

Biotelemetry graduate course offering - applications due prior to 15 November.

The sooner applications are received - the better your chances of getting a place.

MSc/PhD course offering in Svalbard Norway - 13 April - 16 May

MIX of field/lectures/labs - see http://www.unis.no - courses - ab325/825 for details

Course in Biotelemetry and Biologging (with strong marine mammal components)

Topics including:

1)      Basic principles for radio signal transmission & antenna theory

2)      Telemetric technology, regulations and management of frequencies

3)      Ethics (animal welfare) in biotelemetry/biologging

4)      Introduction to VHF-based telemetry andGPS-positioning systems in biotelemetry -transmitters applications and limitations

5)      Telemetry & biologging equipment - a manufacturers perspective

6)      User "issues" - another manufacturer's perspective - trouble shooting

7)      Maps, mapping and GPS technology - Practical applications

8)      Acoustic telemetry - Methods & Science questions

9)      Range size, habitat use etc. (Storage, and retrieval of data and the integration of animal tracks and terrestrial environmental data)

10)  An introduction to GIS tools

11)  Design considerations/limitations in marine mammal biotelemetry

12)  Biotelemetry and biologging with Svalbard's marine mammals - case studies

13)  Linking marine mammal telemetry & the environment - MAMVIS & statistical tools

14)  Remote methods in sea bird research - transponders, photographic & case studies

15)  Fish tracking

16)  Physiological telemetry -applications and potential

17)  Looking into the future....

TEAM taught course with relevant experts covering the various topics - lead by Prof. Kit M. Kovacs

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