[MARMAM] Graduate course in Biotelemetry - register NOW

Kit Kovacs kit.kovacs at npolar.no
Sun Feb 3 23:27:54 PST 2019

Biotelemetry graduate course offering - applications due prior to 15 February 2019

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

MSc/PhD course offering in Svalbard Norway - 11 June - 12 July (inclusive)

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, GLS, ARGOS and GPS-positioning systems in biotelemetry -transmitters applications and limitations

5)      Telemetry & biologging equipment - a manufacturers perspective (Wildlife Computers this year)

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

7)      Maps, mapping and GPS technology - Practical applications

8)      Acoustic telemetry - Methods & Science questions (sound trap field work - and data lab)

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 terrestrial animal tracking (reindeer) & links to management practises

11)  Design considerations/limitations in marine mammal biotelemetry

12)  Biotelemetry and biologging with Svalbard's marine mammals - case studies (Limpet tag deployments - big whales)

13)  Linking marine mammal telemetry & the environment - data handling and statistical tools

14)  Remote methods in sea bird research - transponders, photographic monitoring and & case studies with GLS and GPS transmitters & data handling lab

15)  Fish tracking lectures, surgical techniques lab and data analyses

16)  Physiological telemetry -brief into to applications and potential

17)  Looking into the future....

This is a TEAM-taught course with relevant experts covering the various topics - co-ordinated by Prof. Kit M. Kovacs

NOTE: Norwegian Universities do NOT have tuition fees - and housing is subsidized at University Studies on Svalbard (UNIS). International student participation is encouraged strongly at UNIS. So - this is a remarkable opportunity to get a bit of Arctic experience into your graduate programmes.

Kit.Kovacs at npolar.no

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