Movebank: An Online Data Repository and Community for Animal Tracking and Photo Monitoring

“Thousands of Biologists collect animal movement data but there are no tools to save or compare these. Most data are used once and then disappear into a filing cabinet.  Movebank facilitates long-term comparisons of these data making it possible to address pressing questions such as the effects of global climate change and human-caused landscape change.  It also compliments new technologies for collecting data in real-time by providing live interaction and alerts.”

Movebank Community Web Site

“We are are an open community with the common interest of remotely monitoring organisms in their habitats. We are biologists and engineers engaged in a dialog across disciplines and backgrounds. We hope this web site will serve as a venue to further communication among the diverse parties interested in the development and deployment of technologies for gathering data on free-ranging organisms.”