The researchers will create an experimental garden containing medicinal and aromatic plants


The researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions in cooperation with SIA Field and Forest will create an experimental garden of medicinal and aromatic plants. The researchers will collect, research, analyze and select the types of the most valuableValerian (Valeriana officinalis L.),…

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Open Call for Young Artists – JCE Biennale of the Young European Art


Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) announces the launch of Latvian selection for Young Artists Biennale - Jeune Création Européenne (JCE). The open call invites Latvian artists aged 30 and under to submit their works of contemporary art.  Deadline: 25th of March, 2017.…

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IES's flying laboratory ARSENAL lands in the Košice Airport, Slovakia


According to the news of Košice Airport, the aircraft with the Latvian registration number YL - FBI (for clarity - it has nothing to do with the USA Federal Bureau of Investigation) is one of the most interesting aircrafts that has visited the airport lately. The aircraft serves as a platfo…

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IES joins the Copernicus Academy Network


The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) has been approved as the only Latvian representative in the Copernicus Academy Network. Thus, bringing international Earth observation knowledge closer to the next generation of Latvian researchers, scientists and practitioners. The Copernicus A…

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IES has become the national ambassador of the European Commission's Copernicus Programme


The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) has received the European Commission's Copernicus Relay status, which makes IES the national ambassador of the Earth's most ambitious observation programme. In 2016 the European Commission opened an application for volunteering institutions (…

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The winner of the young artists competition Baltic Sea Savers has announced


The winner of the international young artists competition Baltic Sea Saver is Jete Jakovica from the Cēsis Art School in Latvia. She created the artwork which is dedicated to the endangered Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena L.) who lives in the Baltic Sea. Initially, Jete’s artwork w…

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Developing Satellite Based Scheme for Improved Land Cover Mapping in Latvia


By developing remote sensing based algorithm for land cover mapping in Latvia, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) closes the third stage of the simulation of European Space Agency (ESA) satellite Sentinel-2 images for land cover/ land use (LC-LU) monitoring using hyperspectral remote…

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Closing the Second Year of ESA Satellite Data Simulation for Water Quality Monitoring


The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) closes the second year of the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-3 satellite data simulation for water quality monitoring in the Baltic Sea. The performance of Sentinel-3 was simulated by the unique airborne remote sensing system ARSENAL. Accord…

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