Videos - Icarus Project

In Sepember 2020, the first scientific Icarus project starts. The scientists aim to track several thousand blackbirds and thrushes in Europe, Russia, and North America from space with the help of small transmitters attached to the backs of the birds. With these data the researchers want to find out why song bird numbers are plummeting worldwide. [more]
GPS data visualization of 27 storks thermalling elegantly in a thermal upwind. The flight path of each bird is color-coded based on its overall flapping activity [more]
GPS data visualization highlighting the two main behavioural strategies while thermalling [more]
With the help of tiny transmitters which send their data to International Space Station, researchers such as Martin Wikelski from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, want to understand the patterns of animal movements. [more]
The animals of our planet are constantly in motion – some may fly, swim, or migrate thousands of kilometers; others move just a few hundred metres.  [more]
Migration routes of storks during the first four weeks of migration. [more]
GPS data visualization of 27 stork travelling between two thermals from the point of view of a follower. [more]
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