ARGOS tracking

Animal ARGOS tracking - Polar Bears

An example of integration of ARGOS data with the products from SIDARUS for sea ice habitat.  In October-November 2010, 3 female polar bears have been tagged with Russian collars at the Franz-Joseph Archipelago. The ARGOS tracks for one polar bear have been correlated with sea ice concentration maps. There is a strong correlation between sea ice pattern and bears’ location. When the sea starts freezing in the beginning of November around Franz Joseph Archipelagoes, the bears drift southward. Then they continuously stay nearby the marginal zone until they start to come back on Mid-February.



Figure 1:
Tracking polar bears with the ARGOSS system.