Animal Movement.
Environmental Data.
Science School.
Learn how to analyze animal movement data.
Combine animal movement information and remotely sensed environmental data
Science School
Two weeks science school with courses and working on own projects
Open Source
Only open-source software will be used and all materials shared with the participants
Apply different analysis
understand movement patterns and driving factors



What We Offer.
Our Skills.
AniMove is a ground-breaking capacity-building contribution [… ] great opportunities for students to learn about the cutting edge of movement ecology and the important insights which it opens for conservation Tom Brooks

Director, IUCN Science and Knowledge

We offer two weeks of intensive course and project work to learn how to analyze animal movement data and combine it with remote sensing environmental data.
AniMove is a collective of international researchers with extensive experience in the topics of animal movement analysis, remote sensing and/or conservation. It is a two-week intensive training course for studying animal movement in conjunction with environmental parameters derived from remote sensing for conservation application. AniMove is a non-profit training initiative run by volunteers of various organisations such as MPI, JMU, SCBI or BIK-F.
  • 100% Open Source 100% 100%
  • 100% Applied Research School 100% 100%
  • 100% Interaction 100% 100%

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Special Issue: Advanced Remote Sensing in Movement Ecology

Animal movement in space and time, and its link to environmental conditions, are key to ecological and conservation research.  With increased availability of high spatial and temporal resolution animal tracking data, we now have an unprecedented level of detail to...

How-to of whale movement visualization by Daniel Palacios

Daniel Palacios, Assistant Professor at the Oregon State University, Marine Mammal Institute and Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, visualized his whale movement data using moveVis. In this post he explains the background as well as how he achieved the movement...

new fully rewritten moveVis version

the well-known moveVis R package for visualizing animal movement tracks together and with static or dynamic environmental information has been fully rewritten in order to address the shortcomings of the previous version. Most important changes: actual animation is...

Short Courses

several interesting short courses for animal movement analysis are offered outside the AniMove curriculum and might be interesting for some of you: short course by Roland Kays: short course...

Short course by AniMove alumnis

Two of our former AniMove participants, Andrew Purdon and Tegan Carpenter-King, offer together with colleagues a short course on R and its usage in animal movement and spatial data analysis in Botswana. They are covering a wider range ot topics than AniMove but great...

AniMove 2019 at Yale, USA

finally we can announce officially the venue of our next AniMove as well as the date: AniMove summer school 2019 June 3rd – June 14th, 2019 Max Planck – Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change New Haven, Connecticut, USA applications can be submitted...

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