June 13-15, 2016 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal


This advanced course encompasses all steps necessary to design, build, and use bio-logging tools. It will also focus on how to use vast amounts of data collected by the loggers. Case studies include intertidal applications, flight analysis of birds, and foraging ecology of large marine predators.


1. Learn to design and build loggers.
2. Learn to program, deploy loggers and retrieve data.
3. Learn to process data.




SCHEDULE : 9h30-12h30; 14h00-17h00

DAY 1. June 13, 2016
Sensor and logger development


a. Introduction to electronics.

b. How to use design software.

c. Developing control software.

d. Logger assembly.


DAY 2. June 14, 2016
Application of bio-logging tools

a. Physiology loggers.
b. Behavioural loggers
c. Geo-location.
d. Coupling with satellite tracking and remote sensing.


DAY 3. June 15, 2016
Developing tools for data analysis

a. Custom-written software.
b. Data mining.


All sessions will take place in Room 2.




Fernando P. Lima, CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Nuno Queiroz, CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Rui Seabra, CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal




The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.

Priority will be given to:

  • 1st year PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Programme;
  • Other BIODIV PhD students;
  • PhD students attending other courses;
  • Other post-graduate students and researchers.




Registration deadline: May 30, 2016.

Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | Registration fee for other participants: €75,00.

To register, please send an e-mail accompanied by your short CV to Maria Sant’Ana at post.graduation@cibio.up.pt. Please refer your status (PhD student, MSc Student, Other) and the University to which you are affiliated.