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Training of BCG engineers to modify LIFE Laser Fence prototypes

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Following from the trials with handheld lasers with different wavelengths, the next step in testing with a different laser wavelength is here. For the permanent trials in the field in Europe, modified versions of the LIFE Laser Fence prototype will be installed at the LIFE Laser Fence trial locations. As preparation for these tests, two engineers of Bird Control Group, Casper Donkervoort and Jan Karssies are trained to replace a green laser for a blue laser in the devices. The engineers had a training in engineering and modifying the components inside the prototype. The modified version of the LIFE Laser Fence prototype can easily be recognized by the blue-painted sunshroud. This is to distinguish the modified devices from the original prototypes. During the training the first device is modified. Soon Jan and Casper will visit the (replication) trial locations in Germany, England, Scotland and Spain to replace and install the modified versions of the laser. Bird Control Group together with the partners are very curious about the impact that a permanently installed prototype with blue laser will have in the short and long term. Results of the handheld trials and the replication trials will be compared to determine the difference.


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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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IRIS successfully completes its annual flights in Seville.

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During the last week of November and the first week of December, IRIS UAV Services successfully executed the annual flights scheduled for Spain for 2018.

IRIS has successfully performed reconnaissance flights in the three areas of the project in the province of Seville: Eoloarroz, Cuarterola and Cucanoche.

During the field work, IRIS drones have captured thermographic images in order to detect and quantify animals in the vicinity of the autonomous laser installed on each of the farms.

To illustrate the trip, along with this news is an example of how this type of camera is able to detect, unequivocally animals. In it we observe a family of wild boars resting outside the laser work area.


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New online partner meeting

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Following the schedule of monthly meetings the partners convened this morning to discuss progress and particularly the promising results of the alternative coloured lasers. Tests will be extended to Liverpool area, north-east part of Spain and to the south of Spain in the coming months.