Animal Movement Database
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Natural Sciences
Type of infrastructure
- Digital collections
Degree of recognition
Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs toNationally, the database will offer direct connections to WRAM (Wireless Animal Remote Monitoring, SLU), Swedish LifeWatch, GBIF Sweden and possibly other national information systems. We also share data with international database initiatives like Seaturtle.org and Movebank.
DescriptionCAnMove has constructed a database for storing and using data on animal movement. The main purpose of the database is to increase data security, data integrity, data availability and to facilitate analysis of consolidated data sets while still maintaining secure access rights. It is possible to download data sets to the user PC for subsequent import into desired analysis tool.
The database will also serve as a platform for data exchange with external users and systems.
Equipment and resourcesVirtual server instances hosted by LDC, running a client/server application based on Open Development tools (Linux/RedHat, PostgreSQL database backend and basic web applications / ODBC server). One full time position (Mats Svensson) that has been developing daa models and software and one part time position for coordination of the database work (Johan Bäckman).
Digital and physical collectionsCurrently 52 datasets with large amounts of primary research data on Animal movement and results from these. See http://www.canmove.lu.se/database for a table listing the current content (will continue to grow coming months).
Services providedData access to Animal Movement research data as described above.
Management of the infrastructureThis is a part of CAnMove Linnaeus environment, managed by director Susanne Åkesson, database coordinated by Johan Bäckman, Mats Svensson.
Available for loanAvailable for loan - internal and external
Terms of access:
Currently data is offered upon request by contacting responsible data curator or through data portals at WRAM and/or Swedish Lifewatch.