Author Archives: Volterra

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These days we tested new color lasers with @IRIS_UAV colleagues for @LIFEprogramme #laserfence


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SCM at Moron de la frontera

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On 2oth of March, the consortium met at the Cuarterola facilities in the El Fontanal farm (Moron de la frontera) for the Steering Committee Meeting. Discussions regarding the last improvements in the laser technology and the most recent trials were carried out in order to evaluate the best strategy for the project development. Another very important topic discussed during the meeting were the foreseen replication activities, where the laser will be tested with different animals in different environments.


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EU Life Laser Fence test field

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Employees of Bird Control Group including David van der Wal, Field Engineer and Joep Everaers, Project Manager of EU Life Laser Fence from Bird Control Group made a trip to the test field of the project in Wölferlingen, Germany on February 14. David and Joep visited the owner of the field and installed there one Life Laser Fence prototype with a few cameras attached to it. The cameras are meant to monitor the effect of the laser on wild boars. The cameras are set up in the way that they take a picture of the field every minute. It is planned that in a few weeks the project team of Bird Control Group will be able to gather reliable data from the camera monitoring based on activities and behavior of wild boars.


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LJMU’s collaboration ScuriousLIFE continues

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LJMU’s collaboration with Craig Shuttleworth (Bangor University) of the Life project ScuriousLIFE (Sciuriosity – Evolving IAS grey squirrel management techniques in the UK, LIFE14 NAT/UK/000467) continues.

The first phase of grey squirrel trials at Welsh Mountain Zoo are now complete and the team are focusing on other test sites, but the collaboration and useful discussions with Craig continue. The team have appreciated Craig’s expertise supporting the data analysis being carried out at LJMU.

LJMU have been invited to a dissemination event along with ScuriousLIFE in March 2019.