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How NASA Data Helps Study Animals on the Move

MoveBank provides a free online database that enables animal tracking researchers to manage, share, protect, analyze and store their data. The system includes a set of online tools that help ecologists link animal movement data with information from NASA and other Earth observing satellites, and view global environmental data, such as global precipitation and weather models. The project has over 20,000 users, and this number continues to grow as advances in technology allow the collection and analysis of increasingly high-resolution data. Having a wide range of data sets make it easier for ecologists to track animals and study their movement and distribution.

Funding through Ohio State University supported EnvDATA and Dr. Peter Mahoney's analysis. Mahoney was also supported by the NASA ABoVE campaign (NNX15AT91A).


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Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Sarah Davidson (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior): Lead Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Editor
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Gil Bohrer (Ohio State University): Lead Scientist
Peter Griffith (SSAI): Lead Scientist
Roland Kays (North Carolina State University): Lead Scientist
Candace Vinciguerra (North Carolina State University): Lead Scientist
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Agriculture >> Animal Science >> Animal Ecology and Behavior
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Migration

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version