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At the 2019 ICOLD Annual meeting

Our Project Director Craig Goff attended the ICOLD 2019 Annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada in early June.

Craig Goff at ICOLD

He presented the DAMSAT project and participated as a speaker in the Tailings Dams Committee Workshop.

The annual meeting was an excellent opportunity to present DAMSAT to an international audience and to exchange ideas about the project and the challenges faced by the managers when operating and monitoring tailings dams.

Press conference in Cajamarca

On the 14th of May 2019, representatives of the UK Space Agency, HR Wallingford (the project lead), the Fundación Nacional de Ingeniería Hidráulica, the project’s international technical supervisors and representatives of some of the project stakeholders will hold a press conference at the National Institute of Culture of Cajamarca, Peru.

This press conference is one of the events organised in Lima and Cajamarca between the 13th and the 16th of May during the visit in Peru of representatives of the UK Space Agency. The goal of the visit is to strengthen relationships between the UK Space Agency, the project team and the stakeholders in Peru supporting the development of DAMSAT. Keep an eye on this blog, we will be updating you on further events.

For your diary

  • 14th May 2019, 10:00am to 11:30am (local time)
  • Kazu Terada Room of the National Institute of Culture of Cajamarca , Jr. Belén, Cajamarca, Peru
  • To attend the conference please contact Jean Carlo Tirado at +51 918 814 410 or jean.tirado@fundacionhidraulica.com

 

At the EGU conference

The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held every year in April in Vienna, Austria. This year DAMSAT was also there along with more than 16,000 scientists from 113 different countries.

General view of one of the sessions at the EGU conference

Dr Marta Roca presented DAMSAT in a session dedicated to “Earth observations for sustainable development”, chaired by the UK Space Agency and HR Wallingford. The presentation was well received and generated interesting conversations afterwards. You can find it in our Resources page.

Presentation of DAMSAT at the EGU conference

GNSS equipment installed

In March, Ricardo Noguera and Maria de Farago from Telespazio Vega UK visited Colquirrumi with our partners from CIEMAM and installed the SUMMIT System: 3 SUMMIT Sensors (Global Navigation Satellite System) and their wifi antennas as well as the SUMMIT Box.

Maria and Ricardo in Colquirrumi with the GNSS equipment

Weather was not the best but everything went well and all the equipment is connected and starting to record.

Heavy rain during the installation of equipment