Skip to main content

Welcome to Movebank!

Movebank is a free, online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. 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

Browse Tracks


New training tools for Movebank, EnvDATA and R

At the beginning of May we held a two-day NSF-sponsored workshop in Scotland, where over 30 movement ecologists networked and learned about movement modeling, analysis and mapping in R. We focused on how to do this using animal tracking data in Movebank and environmental covariates from EnvDATA, a tool on Movebank to access global remote sensing and weather model data products, along with the amt, move and moveVis R packages.

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.

Syndicate content

Tracking Data

Partner Institutions