Meet our Team
As an overarching responsible for this project, Gustavo oversees all technical aspects in order to ensure a sound delivery of the actions and providing a centralised organisational figure within the diffrent teams (nationally and intenationally) that compose Life-Nieblas.
As direct support to the Project Director, Saúl is both office and field based. He oversees Life Actions' reporting compliance and data gathering. In the field, he manages ground work and is a direct link beetwen field workers, the office and EU Commission Monitors.
Skilled field workers
They are highly experienced and key crew members who are in charge of executing field clearing and conditioning. They are also in charge of reforestation and ground maintenance activities.
Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Coordinator, Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Director of the Natural Landscape where the project is being developed.
Technician at Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Environmental Technician of the Natural Lanscape where the project is being developed in Gran Canaria
Leading monitoring protocols’ design and scientific supervision of the project.
Heredad de Aguas de Arucas y Firgas
HAAF Field Foreman
Managing field crew works within HAAF land
Financial and labour supervisor of the works entrusted to Heredad de Aguas de Arucas y Firgas in this project
As Field Manager, Mino has dedicated his life to oversee HAAF ground management
Field Data Analist
He is in charge of maintenance, supervision and data collection at the field experimental site for the fog water collectors, meteorological station and other scientific instrumentation.
Dr. Carlos M.
Hydrologist with a long research trajectory in the cloud forests of the Canary Islands. He is involved in the design of an efficient fog water collector to be implemented in the project.
Dr. Alfredo R.
He provides support in protocols and activities of the Project Coordinator. As Canary Islands specialist botanist, he is involved in field campaigns where field testing takes place.
Antonio Ortegón Gallego
Technician 3 - Computing & Data Communication
Antonio participates in the installation of meteorological and soil moisture sensors, managing data acquisition and quality as well as providing reports of average or accumulated values under the requirements established by the rest of the scientific team in compliance with project’s objectives.
Gilberto Martel Rodríguez
He carries out coordination tasks at ITC and along project partners. He supervises decision-making in the project regarding technical solutions and is responsible for preparing reports and following up on project’s activities. Gilberto coordinates results communication from ITC activities in the project.
Gustavo Melián Monroy
Technician 1 - Specialist in Hydraulic Assemblies
Gustavo participates in actions related to the design, manufacture, installation and ADS and its irrigation network. Additionally, he participates in the design of the pipeline connections between fog collectors, reservoirs, ADS and the irrigation network for reforestation overall.
Cooperating with ICIA in action C1, specifically in what refers to the wind tunnel construction targeted to the study of fog water collection and innovation in fog collectors technology development.
Collaborates in the analysis of the eddy covariance system data and in quantifying hydric contribution of intercepted fog water to the vegetation.