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.
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.
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.
Weather was not the best but everything went well and all the equipment is connected and starting to record.
A team from HR Wallingford and the Fundación visited several of our stakeholders in Lima and Cajamarca in February 2019.
Preview of DAMSAT
We showed them the first version of DAMSAT, our monitoring tool for dams and other tailings deposits. Feedback was very positive and useful. We will implement suggestions in the second release of the tool.
Site visits in the pilot area
We also had the opportunity to visit some of our sites in the pilot area. All is ready to install the GNSS equipment. This equipment will measure in-situ possible movements of tailings dams in two of our pilot sites.
We were at the UK Space Applications networking event that took place on the 30th of January 2019 in London.
Gregor Petkovsek from HR Wallingford presented DAMSAT and how satellite applications can help to monitor tailings dams.
It was an excellent opportunity to share experiences with other space application developers , some of them also developing products for Peru, our pilot country.
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