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LIFE to LIFE interactions

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On Thursday 12th September a meeting was held in Bangor, North Wales, the first of a series to initiate a collaboration between LIFE Laser Fence and ScuriousLIFE (Sciuriosity – Evolving IAS grey squirrel management techniques in the UK, LIFE14 NAT/UK/000467). At the meeting there was a useful discussion of the details and practicalities of both projects and also the shared interests and potential interactions between the two.

ScuriousLIFE was represented by Dr. Craig Shuttleworth while the participants from LIFE Laser Fence were Dr. Martin Sharp (Project Manager), Dr. Jenny Sneddon (Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Environmental Physiology) and Dr. Eduardo Cordova-Lopez (Senior Researcher).

Conversations focused shared themes of the projects, such as biodiversity, invasive species and habitats as well as natural and environmentally friendly ways to manage movement of animals considered to be pests or invasive alien species.

It was agreed that there is high potential for interaction and collaboration between the projects and future meetings are planned.

 


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LJMU at Cheshire Farms Supreme Farm Champions Evening

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LJMU have been working with Ardens of Chester at Tile Farm (Chester, Cheshire, UK) to test the effectiveness of the Laser Fence as a deterrent for ground species.

Tile Farm were recently announced as the 2018 Cheshire Farms Competition Supreme Farm Champions. The Supreme Farm Champions are chosen as the overall winners of 5 Complete Farm Categories in Cheshire County Farms annual competition.

On 16th July, Dr. Martin Sharp, Dr. Jenny Sneddon, and Dr. Eduardo Cordova-Lopez from LJMU accepted an invitation to an open evening and farm walk at Tile farm to celebrate Ardens’ success in the Farms Competition. It was a great opportunity to promote LIFE Laser Fence to the farming community in Cheshire.

 

 


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Volterra and Iris visited Smart Rural in Valladolid to get training and assistance on Tileo web-platform

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While visiting the agriculture show Fima in Zaragoza, Egbert Sonneveld and Santiago Martinez, met with Sergio Rodriguez from Smart Rural in Valladolid. Sergio presented a new product called Tileo which is a web based tool to upload data of any kind into the cloud to enable different users to retrieve and use them on any device from desktop computer to mobile phone. They agreed that a second meeting with Smart Rural R&D Director Diego Merino would be necessary. The complete Volterra staff in Palencia and Santiago Martinez from Iris got a perfect explanation on topics how to upload geographic information on the plots, the data recorded with UAV and excel sheets on Tileo. Diego showed that it is a very powerful tools to store data and to retrieve the information almost tailor made for the end user being the farmer, the agronomist or other stakeholder.

Volterra and Iris got the possibility to use the Tileo tool for a some time to explore the possibilities and to implement it eventually in one or more of its projects.

 


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