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 have now chosen a new name for the system we are developing, it is called DAMSAT (DAm Monitoring with SATellites). DAMSAT will help to reduce the risk of tailings storage facilities and the consequent damages to population and ecosystems downstream.
SUMMIT sensor boxes assembled by Telespazio are ready to travel to Peru. based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology, they will measure in-situ possible movements of tailings dams in our pilot sites.
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