CESAM/DBio researcher co-organizes the International Conference on Radar Aeroecology
Published in 15/2/2017
Dr. José Alves, CESAM/DBio, is one of the organizers of “1st International Conference on Radar Aeroecology: applications and perspectives”. The organizing team is composed by researchers from five other institutions: University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Swiss Ornithological Institute (Switzerland), University of Haifa (Israel), University of Exeter (UK) and Technosmart (Italy), whom will bring together biologists, meteorologists and aeroecologists from academic, conservation and governmental organisations, to explore how radar tracking can help addressing key questions regarding animal movement on the atmosphere and its implications for conservation and management, for example issues of fly-safety.
Despite radars being used for decades to detect animal movement, only recently has computational power and technological advances for data analysis, unravelled the potential and opportunities for using radars on a large scale in applied and fundamental issues of aeroecology - see example here: http://enram.github.io/bird-migration-flow-visualization/viz/2/nl-be/index.html
This conference will bring together experts working with different radar technologies and different species (birds, insects, bats) to present state-of-the-art research on radar aeroecology and to discuss future challenges.
The Conference is an initiative of ENRAM (European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement - www.enram.eu ) and will take place in Rome on the 23rd and 24th of February 2017.
Conference website for more details: https://conferencedetails-enram.rhcloud.com/