Dr Marta Roca from HR Wallingford presented an overview of the project at CONEIC 2018, the national congress of civil engineering students that took place in August at Cusco, Peru. She also provided training on Earth Observations Techniques and presented an overview of the project in Bolivia at a module of the Master of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering organised by the Technical University of Oruro in both Oruro and La Paz sites. Oruro, the fifth largest city in Bolivia and in the Altiplano, at 3,700 m above sea level, is the capital of the Oruro department, which is heavily dependent on the mining industry (tin, copper, silver and gold among others).
A general meeting with team members and representatives of UKSA took place at HR Wallingford on 22nd of August. The meeting was very useful facilitating the exchange of experiences and visions of all participants.
Before and after the general meeting, the Peruvian parties also visited some of the facilities of the UK partners to know more about their different capabilities. In Telespazio they were greeted by
Chaz Dixon, Remon Annes and Alex Farman and they also visited UKSA and Satellite Applications Catapult at Harwell Campus.
A team from Catapult and HR Wallingford visited Perú in September to complete the end user engagement work.
Maral Bayaraa from the Satellite Applications Catapult attended the Tailings 2018 conference in Santiago, Chile, where she introduced the project to the wider community.
Ten pilot sites were selected in the area of Hualgayoc in Cajamarca to be monitored using different remote sensing technologies.