A sensor is attached to a bird

"Observing animals from space – ICARUS"

ICARUS space project introduced in a video by the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The ICARUS antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) enables researchers to track the movements of migrating animals around the world and perhaps also to predict natural disasters: In the video “Animal observation from space – ICARUS”, published by the German Aerospace Center (DRL), Professor Martin Wikelski explains why ICARUS can be considered a project spanning several generations, how it helps us use animals as “intelligent sensors” and how ICARUS came to be on the ISS.

Martin Wikelski is an honorary professor at the University of Konstanz, director of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell and director of the ICARUS project organised by the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.