Airborne remote sensing for mapping of protected habitats


Yeat 2014 was dominated by studying the habitats of European (EU) importance in Latvia's specially protected territories. On December 12th IES's researchers will present the study's results to the wider audience during the final project seminar. In spring 2014, IES launched the pr…

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The First Viva Grass Partners Meeting will take place in Riga


The partners meeting of the EC LIFE+ co-funded project “Integrated planning tool to ensure viability of grasslands” (LIFE VIVA GRASS) will be held in Riga, on the 25 – 20th November of 2014. The main attention will be placed on the results achieved during the first project milest…

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IES signs the Memorandum of Understanding with The Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic


On October 7th 2014 Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with The Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (BCAS). Both organizations are interested in further broadening of cooperation in research of sustainable use of lakes and…

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IES's researchers are mapping natural and semi-natural grasslands by using state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies.


During the last century natural and semi-natural grasslands in the Baltic States have rapidly decreased. Because of intesive agricultural practices using heavy machinery, they nowadays cover just 0.6% of the Latvia's territory. Loss of grassland and biodiversity leads to the degradation or eve…

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IES's Reasercher Rūta Abaja and The University of Latvia students will collect ground-truth data on Protected Habitats of European Union importance.


On October 17th IES’s researcher Rūta Abaja and the University of Latvia students will carry out ground truth data collection on protected habitats of European (EU) Importance within the Pape seacoast dunes. The ground truth habitat data collection is a part of the project „Adaptation…

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Leading Researcher Dainis Jakovels will speak about Remote Sensing Monitoring of Marine Pollution in Koblenz, Germany


IES’s leading researcher Dainis Jakovels will speak at the Workshop „Remote Sensing Monitoring of Marine Pollution” and the 17th meeting of EGEMP (European Group of Experts on Remote Sensing Monitoring of Marine Pollution). The workshop will be held on 13-14 October 2014 in Koble…

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