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


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

International Workshop “Peru SAT-1. Lessons learnt in 2018”

Jean Carlo Tirado from the National Foundation for Hydraulics and Gilberto Zelada from the Faculty of Engineering attended the International Workshop “Peru SAT-1. Lessons learnt in 2018” on the 4th to 6th of December in Lima, Peru.

The event was organised by the Peruvian Space Agency – CONIDA with the objective to exchange experiences on the use of satellite images and technology, an in particular on the Peru SAT-1, the first Peruvian satellite in operation since 2016.

The workshop was useful to explore how satellite images can support the decision-making process of public authorities, how to promote knowledge sharing activities and to exchange experiences with other Space Agencies and research groups in Latin America.

Gilberto Zelada with Captain Paola Won Hidalgo, responsible of the Cooperation and Inter-Institutional Relations Department