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ArgosFlash USA #6 is published by CLS America 08/2016
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Like Snowy owls and Phillipine Eagle tracking with the Argos satellite system on Facebook Hello Argos User Community, 

If you missed us last month, you can access the Newsletter archive from the Past Issues button.

We are highlighting: 
  • The Philippine Eagle Foundation's recent story published in one of our certified manufacturer's newsletter.
  • Gilles Gauthier Lab's work on snowy owls (pretty amazing pictures!).
  • The North American Ornithological Conference in DC where we will have Argos satellite data on display from migrating birds. 
    • We are also giving away a number of new long sleeve shirts, so please stop by and grab one while we still have them (free).

Best Regards,
Thomas Gray
Environmental Monitoring team
tgray@clsamerica.com

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Philippine Eagle Foundation
These images are courtesy of John Mckean and show Sinabadan at about two years of age. Sinabadan underwent a very unique childhood having lost his dad at seven months. The PEF team then tried to assist
by augmenting the meals that its dad would have brought. However, neither the mother nore Sinabadan took interest and instead the mother doubled her efforts to feed her young. If you want to read more about Sinabadan's tale click here.
Snowy Owls
Meet Andrea the snowy owl, and Audrey the Ph.D. student at Laval University, and lets learn some snowy owl facts while we are at it.

The snowy owl is the official bird of the province of Quebec, Canada.

Lemmings are the main prey item of the snowy owl, no not the ones in The Lemmings video game (circa 1991).

Snowy owls are diurnal: they are active during the day and the night.
An adult male may eat more than 1,600 lemmings in a year. 

More lemmings available = more owlets born.

No lemmings (or alternate food source) sometimes means no owlets!
Argos satellite tracking revealed one of the longest individual breeding dispersal distance between consecutive years ever recorded in adult birds! If you want to learn more about the project, or just want to see a really neat set of snowy owl tagging pictures, click here.
Free Shirts!
Be cool like Ron Togunov from the University of Alberta and sport your Argos apparel! 

...the shirt, not the collar, ha ha. 

Stop by our booth at any of the upcoming conferences and grab a free long sleeve shirt (not pictured).

Thanks for sharing Ron! 
Upcoming Conferences
Here is a list of the conferences we will be attending this fall. Stop by our booth to say hello and introduce yourself. 

August 16-20, 2016
North American Ornithological Conference
Washington, DC
     We will have a booth here and most of the gang (Debbie Stakem, Jennifer Sparks, Howard Waller, and Thomas Gray) will be in and out throughout the week. 

August 21-25, 2016
American Fisheries Society
Kansas City, MO
     Thomas Gray and Remy Lopez (CLS France/HQ) will have a booth and both will be giving oral presentations during the satellite tag workshop.

September 19-23, 2016
Oceans '16
Monterey, CA
     Thomas Gray will be attending along with Brice Robert (CLS France/HQ). Thomas is currently based in Monterey Bay so if you have any questions on where to go or what to see feel free to ask him.

October 15-19, 2016
The Wildlife Society
Raleigh, NC
     Thomas Gray and Howard Waller will have a booth here. Feel free to stop by and learn about new services we have added for land animals such as 3D mapping with altitude. 
Referencing the Argos Satellite System

We wanted to take a brief moment to urge Argos users to use the word Argos when mentioning the tags and/or satellite system in their stories, blogs, articles, and of course peer-reviewed publications. While there are not many alternatives to the Argos satellite system it is possible that the general public would easily confuse this with something else (even confusing it with GPS).

Those familiar with satellite tags will know that you are referencing the Argos system; however, our attempts to increase pressure on decision makers and Congress to support ongoing investment in Argos will require that we point to various forms of press that explicitly state "Argos satellite system".

Thank you for taking the time to edit existing press releases, articles, blogs, and stories (if you have the time), and in the future remembering to use Argos when mentioning the system or tags the system operates on.

We have also included below, two statements that you can copy and paste into your articles if that helps.

Option 1: Argos is a Low Earth Orbit global satellite-based location and data collection system dedicated to studying and protecting our planet's environment.

CLS is the unique operator of the Argos system on behalf of the four space agencies involved: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Option 2: The Argos Data Collection and Location System was used for this project (http://www.argos-system.org/). The system is operated by CLS. Argos is an international program that relies on instruments provided by the French Space Agency (CNES) flown on polar-orbiting satellites operated by NOAA, EUMETSAT, and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). 

More FREE Shirts!
To promote our new Facebook page, a few months ago we ran a contest giving away a free polo shirt. Now we are giving away free shirts each month just for reading the newsletter.

If you are reading this you have been entered!

The winner will receive a Small/Medium polo like the one pictured above with the Argos logo from our Argos Users Conference. Note: the shirt is labeled Small but will fit either a small or medium sized adult.

If you win, we will contact you via a separate email.
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