The ICARUS tag

The ICARUS tag
ICARUS intends to research global migration flows of animals – small animals such as birds and bats will be the focus at first. Tiny transmitters, which weigh less than five grams and are known as tags, collect information on their migratory behaviour and transmit this to the International Space Station (ISS). Entered into a database, the aim is to help protect animals, better understand Earth’s climate and the spread of diseases as well as helping to practise more sustainable agriculture.

Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie/ MaxCine