Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Wireless Remote Animal Monitoring (WRAM)

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Second International WRAM Workshop 2014, 21 May (Uppsala or webinar)

To join the webinar, go to the virtual 'WRAM Webinar Meeting Room'



The Umeå Center for Wireless Remote Animal Monitoring (UC-WRAM) is managing one of the largest database infrastructures for real-time sensor data from fish, wildlife, and domesticated animals, hosting currently more than 93.7 million records on e.g., location, activity, or proximity. The system was upgraded since 2011 into a national database e-infrastructure ‘WRAM 2’ with funds from the Swedish Research Council. The development phase is coming to a successful end in mid-2014. From 2015 UC-WRAM will be part of the Swedish LifeWatch programme.

We want to invite all potential users, from fish and wildlife researchers to fish and wildlife managers and decision makers, to join together for a 1-day workshop to explore this new infrastructure, discover new ways of data sharing and collaboration, and share thoughts about the future direction of the ‘biotelemetry community’ in Europe.

The workshop will also be broadcasted as a 'webinar'. Hence, it is possible to participate 'virtually' in the workshop live from abroad! Please register below even if you participate in the webinar only!


The workshop aims to bring together researchers, research groups, managers, and decision makers working or planning to work with fish and wildlife telemetry sensor data to

  • gather human competence on WRAM related data throughout Scandinavia and Europe,
  • explore the technical possibilities the new WRAM 2 infrastructure is offering for international cooperation,
  • build an international network of researchers and research groups who are willing to participate by sharing data and cooperation on the analysis tasks,
  • discuss possible organizational constellations and the future integration of WRAM into Swedish LifeWatch

During the workshop we will present and hands-on test the new WRAM2 e-infrastructure, which will become operational during the summer and replace the current WRAM database. The workshop will cover questions like:

  • How do you handle users?
  • How do you access your data?
  • What possibilities are there to set up access rules and permissions?
  • How do you administer your projects, animals, tags, collars etc?
  • How do you merge data from WRAM with data in other databases as e.g., Movebank?


Wed, 2014-05-21 08:-17:00 local time (06:00-15:00 GMT)



SLU Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden, Library Lecture hall 'Prima'

The workshop will be held in beautiful surroundings at SLU Ultuna, a few miles outside of Uppsala. The main venue is the 'Undervisningshuset' (Lecture building), SLU Library, 1st floor, lecture hall 'Prima'.

Map over Ultuna

SLU map ("Undervisningshuset" with lecture hall G is at nr 10 in the map) 
Google Map (use satellite view and zoom out to see Uppsala)


From Arlanda airport, commuter train runs every 30 min to Uppsala. The train journey takes only 20 min. (Note: Train tickets to Uppsala must be bought at the counter, not in the ticket machine). Arlanda train station is found between terminal 4 and 5. Alternatively, buses run from each terminal, bus journey takes 45 min.

From Uppsala central station, take bus (or taxi) to go to SLU (app 20 min with bus or 10 min with taxi). Bus nr 12, 20, 110 and 115 run frequently (bus stop Campus Ultuna). You can buy your ticket on the bus with credit card (no cash), or in advance from a ticket machine.


Participation in the workshop is free. Travel and accommodation are arranged and paid by the participant.


We prolonged the registration period until Fri, 2014-05-09. Please register even if you want to participate 'virtually' in the webinar from abroad!



Holger Dettki, +46 90 786 8505,

Anna Maria Wremp, +46 18 67 1394,

 Download pdf invitation


 WRAM workshop invitation

 Download pdf invitation



Wed, 21 May  
08:00-08:15  Registration & presentation of participants
08:15-10:00 WRAM system presentation
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 WRAM Hands-on exercises & case studies
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 WRAM Hands-on exercises & case studies
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Open discussion on WRAM related questions
16:30-17:00 Conclusion
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