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Welcome to Movebank!

Movebank is a free, online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. We help animal tracking researchers to manage, share, protect, analyze, and archive their data. The animal tracking data in Movebank belongs to researchers all over the world who choose whether and how to share their data with the public. Read more

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New global ocean currents and land cover products in EnvDATA

We've just added access to two more global products through Movebank's Environmental Data Automated Track Annotation System (EnvDATA):

January 2019 Newsletter

Dear Movebank users, 
We hope your year has gotten off to a good start!

Short course this spring on using Movebank, EnvDATA and R

We will be hosting an NSF-funded short course on analyzing animal tracking data with Movebank, Env-DATA and R from 30 April to 2 May at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE), part of the University of Glasgow.

New Tools for the Env-DATA System

Several new tools, on and off of Movebank, are now available for Movebank's Environmental Data Automated Track Annotation System System (Env-DATA).

Link environmental data to more than just animal tracks: There is a new interface in Movebank to request annotations for generic time-location records—for example, over a breeding period or simulated migration—and gridded rasters—for example, across an entire study site. Read more here.

News from the Movebank Data Repository

The Movebank Data Repository, Movebank's long-term archive for published data, recently released its 100th dataset! These curated publications include 44 million locations and describe nearly 5,000 animals and 98 species—data that underly 135 published analyses in 55 journals by 381 authors. In other news,

January 2018 Newsletter

Dear Movebank users,

We want to start off the new year by sharing some of what happened at Movebank during 2017. We saw continued growth as well as examples of valuable insights that can be gained through the sharing and re-use of animal movement data.

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