New Fog Collection Site Initiated in Chile, November 2010
The village of Peña Blanca, about 400 km north of Santiago, is located in a region that has extensive fog in the coastal mountains. In November, Pilar Cereceda, Professor of Geography at the Catholic University in Santiago, and Fernanda Rojas, FogQuest volunteer, built a Large Fog Collector in Peña Blanca as a training exercise for students who we hope will be FogQuest volunteers in the years to come. The project site will also be used for a comparison of a donated material to the Raschel mesh that FogQuest uses in its projects. Ultimately, we would like to develop the site as an operational fog collection project to benefit the village.