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.

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% Applied Research School 100%
  • 100% Interaction 100%

maximum number of participants

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


AniMove T-Shirts and cups

we updated our AniMove webshop with our new logo. If you like to get some AniMove Tshirts or cups, please have a look here: AniMove attendees will get anyways some notepads and pens, but maybe you also like to show up in an AniMove...

moveVis() R package

a first version of the moveVis() R package for animating animal movement tracks with static or dynamic remote sensing data is nearly ready for the CRAN submission. The new package allows to animate your tracks on a blank landscape, a landscape with a static map such...

attendees for 2017 selected

We received again many very good applications for AniMove 2017 at MPI but unfortunately we can only host 20 participants. The AniMove core team worked through all applications and selected the top 20 applicants. All applicants are informed about the outcome. We are...

application deadline for AniMove 2017 is approaching

If you are interested to learn how to analyze animal movement patterns, combine it with remote sensing data and apply it within ecology and conservation, please apply at the latest on Friday for our AniMove summerschool in August/September 2017. Please see here for...

CTMM R package

The continuous-time movement modeling (ctmm) R package ( now has a dedicated Google groups user site, which can be found here:!forum/ctmm-user We encourage ctmm users to post...

bio-logging symposium 2017

The bio-logging symposium will take place this September in Konstanz, Germany. The symposium from 25th to 29th of September is organized by the MPI of Ornithology, where we also have our AniMove courses. see more details about the bio-logging symposium here:...