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EURODEER

EURODEER (www.eurodeer.org) is an open project that allows researchers of European roe and red deer to share data within a single database for collaborative data management and advanced analysis. Descriptions of the datasets in the EURODEER database are searchable from Movebank. EURODEER and Movebank have collaborated on a variety of data-sharing and educational initiatives, including a graduate-level summer course for data management in movement ecology and a hands-on guide to developing spatial databases for animal movement data (Urbano and Cagnacci 2014).

Urbano, F., Cagnacci, F., Calenge, C., Dettki, H., Cameron, A., and Neteler, M., 2010, Wildlife tracking data management—a new vision: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, v. 365, p. 2177–2185. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0081

Urbano, F., and Cagnacci, F., 2014, Spatial database for GPS wildlife tracking data—a practical guide to creating a data management system with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R: Springer, 257 p. ISBN 978-3-319-03743-1. In particular see Chapter 13: A bigger picture—data standards, interoperability and data sharing.