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Meeting international students

25.02.2015

Continuing our policy of sharing our knowledge and experience, we welcomed 35 international students from Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania and Estonia on February 24, 2015. The students heard firsthand from IES’s executive director Inese Suija-Markova and external affairs expert Uģis R…

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Broadening IES’s scientific network

29.01.2015

Recently IES’s leading researcher Anita Zariņa was nominated as a country representative for Latvia within an international science support programme COST action „Renewable Energy and Lanscape Quality”.  Engagement in COST  will extend the researcher’s as well as…

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What does the food chain tell us about the lake’s ecosystem?

09.12.2014

Another successful season of the Lake Burtnieks ecosystem research project has concluded.  In 2014, investigation efforts were aimed at a detailed analysis of food chain. Under the leadership of IES, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers carried out field-surveys of nutrients, phytoplankto…

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Airborne remote sensing for mapping of protected habitats

09.12.2014

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

24.11.2014

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

21.10.2014

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.

17.10.2014

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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