“Copernicus Hackathon and Climathon Riga 2018” teams will continue to develop their business ideas


On the 26th of October the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) together with the Riga Technical University’s Design Factory hosted “Copernicus Hackathon and Climathon Riga 2018” to tackle Climate Change caused issues using satellite data. Two winning teams received an opp…

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IES - one of the main Latvian Spacetech Ecosystem developers


Latvia is on its way to becoming an active European and global space sector participant. On 15 March 2013, the country signed the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS) agreement with ESA. Using its infrastructure and more than 50 years of experience in space exploration, Latvia is…

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WASTEART: Open Call for Artistic Works


The Institute for Environmental Solutions with partners from Latvia and Estonia announces the open call for artists, designers, architects and creators to apply for creative campaign “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. Art project proposals are open to all creative disciplines &nda…

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IES leading researcher Ilva Nakurte receives L'Oréal Baltic fellowship “Women in Science”


On the 5th of June, in a solemn ceremony at the Latvian Academy of Science, leading researcher of the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) Dr. Ilva Nakurte received 6000 eur L'Oréal Baltic for Women in Science fellowship for determination of pigments used in traditional textile d…

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Developing Earth Observation training program for key decision- makers in Baltics


To increase the Baltic region’s high-ranking public and private decision-maker comprehension of EO opportunities through political, operational, economic and environmental benefits, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) will develop new training program and will organize two pilot…

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IES’s ethnobotany team joins research expeditions in Baltics and Scandinavia


Starting from the 16th of July, ethnobotany team from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) joins the ethnobotany research series led by Prof. Dr. Renata Sõukand from the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. The first expedition is taking place in Lithuania. The aim o…

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Sentinel data helps to detect the start and spread of a massive fire in Adazi military zone in Latvia


Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellite data was used to detect the outbreak and spread of fire within Adazi military base in Latvia. The fire spread across 800 hectares damaging forests, grasslands, and wetland areas. Using Sentinel data, earth observation researchers from the Institute fo…

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The traveling exhibition of the Contemporary Art Biennale is now open in Cesis


With an impressive performance of Raitis Hrolovičs on June 29th, the traveling exhibition of the Contemporary Young Artist Biennale (JCE. Jeune Création Européenne) was opened in Cesis Art, Science, and Gastronomy Centre BRŪZIS. Gabrielle Felury and Andrea Ponsini – the re…

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