In addition to our technical team and project lead, GESPLAN, we count with a variety of project partners that are actively contributing to the project:
For instance, Agrarian Research Institute of the Canary Islands (ICIA) and University of La Laguna (ULL) are developing and testing innovative technology for fog water collectors as well as analysing project’s CO2 and water footprint.
The Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC) focuses on the testing of an autonomous discharge system (AFDS) that will allow irrigation to be done without the requirement of human action or the need of any energy source. In addition, they will measure and gather scientific data on field (i.e. meteorological data, soil humidity, fog days and density, etc.) and are currently developing an LCA of the whole project.
Our partners from Ecology and Forestry Research Centre (CREAF) and Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), are looking into the natural environment development of the project. They will test the success of the reforestation methods linked to the areas under study (i.e. seedling survival, soil quality, etc.)
GESPLAN as Project Managers and executors of Life-Nieblas’ actions, will ensure the success of this ambitious project as well as the gathering of data and the reporting of results to the European Commission.
Finally and most importantly (due to their replication role), Comunidade Intermunicipal Viseu Dão Lafões (CIM VDL) our partners in Portugal, are replicating the actions and methods tested in Gran Canaria. Our Portuguese partners will focus in two smaller plots of land (Carregal Do Sal and Vouzela) that will recover areas highly affected by illegal felling and wildfires in recent years. They will also target Natura 2000 Network and SAC classified areas, seeking to re-establish Quercus endemic species of the Portuguese peninsula.
The project also counts with a Steering Committee (SC) as the highest decision-making organism within the project composed by key members from all partners. Additionally, a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has been created as a combination of the SC members and external experts from the scientific and industrial sector, who identify, discuss and propose improvements on project actions from a scientific perspective.