Bird Strike Fund & European Space Agency (ESA)
cordially invite you for the symposium
MIGRATORY BIRDS, AVIATION AND NATURE CONSERVATION
10 May 2007
Space Expo, ESA
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Migratory birds exemplify the natural connectivity of our living planet. Aviation, following the birds, became the cutting edge of the physical globalization of human culture. Now, birdlife may inspire mankind to confront cultural demands with natural constraints. Birds may collide with aircraft wherein eco-tourists fly to the last highlights of nature. Bird avoidance and side-stepping aircraft are technically feasible and scientifically imaginable respectively. The time has come that the aviation and conservation communities communicate and even collaborate.
By monitoring bird flight by radar and satellite tracking in combination with earth observation techniques not only the number of collisions between aircraft and birds will be reduced. The increase of modelling capabilities, the sharing of resources and intelligence and the standardization of information will also support fundamental science and applications in conservation and health. This symposium serves as a summary and public part of a three day brainstorm at ESTEC.