The team consists of researchers from Peru and the UK that belong to this organizations

Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA):

Jesuit inspired agency, has been supporting rural farmers (campesinos) _in the Piura region since the agrarian reforms of the 1970s. Its regional archive of newspapers and grey literature is unrivalled in Peru.

Fundación para el Desarrollo Agrario (FDA):

Rural development arm of the National Agrarian University based in Lima, has a long track record of working on northern in fisheries through CoI Jaime Mendo.

Newcastle University:

Has been investigating the Sechura region lakes since 2014, undertaking
modern limnological surveys as well as recovering sediment cores from Laguna Ñampique Grande with initial funding from the Royal Society, and then NERC, to capture sediments deposited from the 2017 El Niño Costero


Peruvian NGO that has a well-established program of work in the Sechura area with its successful ‘Educando Hoy para el futuro’ programme having being extended from primary schools to all secondary schools in the province for a further 3 years with funding from Fondo Social del Proyecto Integral Bayóvar (FOSPIBAY).

St Andrews University:

St Andrews University has been doing research in the Sechura region through the PI Nina Laurie since 2014 doing human geography in the region and thanks to the funding of different projects.

Universidad de Piura (UDEP):

The Universidad De Piura is a prominent institution in Peru that has been working with the St Andrews research team since previous projects through CoI Rodolfo Rodriguez

Local Education Management Unit, Sechura (UGEL):

The UGEL Sechura is a government institution in charge of guaranteeing the quality of the educational service in Sechura. This project partner gives technical support to the educational part of the project.

United Oceans:

Fishing and fish processing enterprise that has a strong presence in the Sechura area

Richard Bates

Academic supervisor in charge of the heritage and coastal communities development project

St Andrews University

Karen Brown

Co-Investigator in charge of the El Niño as a vehicle for sustainable development through museums

St Andrews University

Maria del Rosario Carmen Palacios

Co-Investigator and coordinator of the digital history and curriculum.


Althea Davies

Co-Investigator in charge of Making museums productive spaces for climate adaptation

St Andrews University

Grace Healy

Project collaborator in charge of advising for the development of curricular resources focused on El Niño and climate change

Royal Geographical Society

Andrew Henderson

Co-Investigator in charge of lake sediment analysis

Newcastle University

Nina Laurie

Project’s Principal Investigator

St Andrews University

Jaime Mendo

Co-Investigator in charge of fisheries

Fundación para el Desarrollo Agrario

Tania Mendo

Post Doc researcher and lecturer in charge of fisheries

St Andrews University

Rodolfo Rodriguez

Co-Investigator in charge of Climatology

Piura University

Amanda Valdez

Co-Investigator in charge of digital history and curriculum


Rosa PrietoCentro de Investigación y Promoción
del Campesinado (CIPCA)
Evelyn Inguil
Ivan Gomez
Fundación para el Desarrollo Agrario
Oliver Calle GarciaPRISMA
Cristina Vargas Pacheco
Nohelia Palacios
Isabella Zapata
Pavel Elias
Alexa Correa
Hilary Mendoza
Maria Victoria Calderón
Universidad De Piura
Marlon EcheUnited Oceans
Dan Clayton
Iona Bell
Torrey Sanseverino
St Andrews University
  • Andrew Russell (Newcastle University)
  • Richard Bates (St Andrews University)
  • Karen Brown (St Andrews University)
  • Luz Maria Helguero