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Using Cellular Technology to Track Animals in the Wild
January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
With Andy McGann
In Andy’s position as a senior application engineer at Cellular Tracking Technologies (celltracktech.com) he combines his background in ornithology with his love of technology and appreciation for geography, in order to help wildlife researchers and organizations around the world obtain the scientific information they need. Cellular Tracking Technologies (CTT) specializes in “Internet-of-Things” hardware and software solutions for worldwide data delivery via global cellular networks. Lightweight, solar-powered, energy-thrifty, and rugged, CTT devices are attached to wild animals for long-term remote GPS tracking. Andy will discuss the evolution of the technology, the current state-of-the-art, and paint a picture of where we are going. Over his 15+ years of professional experience in academia, NGO’s, government agencies, and environmental consulting firms, Andy has learned a lot about what can go wrong when combining tech and wildlife. But the “Information Age” has truly arrived for wildlife telemetry, and we are now entering a golden age for movement ecology studies