ICARUS at RSC Energia Moscow, December 3-5th 2012

Published by Max Planck Institute on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:44

Representatives from ROSCOSMOS, RSC Energia, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Science, Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, SpaceTech and DLR meet in Moscow from 3rd until 5th of December to discuss opportunities of a potential cooperation on the ICARUS system.

The ICARUS-Team at ESA, November 29th 2012

Published by Max Planck Institute on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:36

ICARUS representatives of the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, SpaceTech and DLR meet with ESA presenting a first overview on the ongoing activities and current technical developments of the ICARUS Space Segment Project. The picture shows the team at the Columbus Modul on ISS at ESA, Noordwijk NL.

The Third Exploratory Round Table Conference or ERTC in Shanghai from 1 to 3 November 2012

Published by Max Planck Institute on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:57

The Third Exploratory Round Table Conference or ERTC, on the topic of “Space-Based Research”, took place in Shanghai from 1 to 3 November 2012 under the auspices of the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Studies. The event is the third of a new series of annual conferences which are intended to provide a joint platform for scientists of both Max Planck Society (MPG) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with international leading scientists to discuss and evaluate newly emerging and rapidly evolving fields of research. ICARUS presented by Martin Wikelski was part of it. Please read more: www.mpg.de

Successful Milestone Review on November 8th, 2012 at the DLR, Bonn-Oberkassel

Published by Max Planck Institute on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 15:08

ICARUS achieved a very successful Milestone Review on November 8th, 2012 at the DLR - German Aerospace Center at Bonn-Oberkassel.

The goal of this review was to verify that the technical feasibility of the overall ICARUS system was given and successfully demonstrated by the work of the contractors, i.e. SpaceTech GmbH (STI) and Steinbeiss Technologiezentrum Raumfahrt (TZR). The Milestone Review was conducted by the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology (MPIO).

"Migration of Animals" published by "Akademie Aktuell", Bavarian Academy of Sciences, October 2012

Published by Max Planck Institute on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 23:00
Only large birds can be watched via ARGOS satellite transmitters worldwide. Smal

Biotelemetry Migration of Animals Scientists are studying the annual migration of animal herds, flocks of birds or insects to have a better understanding of the distribution of animals and their migratory habits – not least in the light of biological threats and pandemic diseases. The research project ICARUS will soon record animal movement via the International Space station ISS. Migration behavior of animals Animals are among the most important features of our planet and the vast majority are continuously on the move. Details of their migration routes are only known of a few species. How do they find their way? How much stress are they under? What are the effects, positive and negative, of their migration and their behavior on our shared habitat? At present our understanding of the impacts of such things like natural hazards and –recently- human influence on animal migration is limited. Most often we do not know how these impacts might lead to extinction. As long as it is unclear where, when, how and why a single animal of a population dies, it cannot be understood how animals adapt to continuously changing environmental conditions. A dramatic example are the 10 billion of 20 billion migratory birds which die each year without us predicting their fate or being able to observe them.

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