Animal Movement Database


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences

Type of infrastructure

  • Digital collections

Degree of recognition

  • National

Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

Nationally, 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 and Movebank.


CAnMove 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 resources

Virtual 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 collections

Currently 52 datasets with large amounts of primary research data on Animal movement and results from these. See for a table listing the current content (will continue to grow coming months).

Services provided

Data access to Animal Movement research data as described above.

Management of the infrastructure

This is a part of CAnMove Linnaeus environment, managed by director Susanne Åkesson, database coordinated by Johan Bäckman, Mats Svensson.

Available for loan

Available 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.