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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Building bio-economy cluster and innovation ecosystem in the Vidzeme region


The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with Vidzeme Planning Region (VPR) and bio-economy experts organized a meeting to continue a development of bio-economy innovation ecosystem in the Vidzeme region in Latvia.  Bio-economy includes economic activities that utilize…

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IES tests a phosphorus filter for reduction of harmful inflows in the Baltic Sea


Eutrophication is a major problem in the Baltic Sea. It is caused by the nutrient inflows coming from human activities. Phosphorus is widely used as a fertilizer to increase agricultural crop yields. The biggest rivers bring 20 000 tons of phosphorus in the Baltic sea each year, which lead…

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Cēsis BREWERY will host the JCE Biennale travelling exhibition


From the 29th of June 2018, the Institute for Environmental Solutions together with Kaņepe Culture Centre will host the Jeune Création Européenne (JCE, Young European Art) Biennale travelling exhibition, which will take place in the Science, art and gastronomy centre BREWERY, Lenču s…

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Using satellite data to analyse optical water types in Latvian and Estonian lakes


Inland waterbodies, such as lakes, are optically more complex than marine or ocean waters, thus,  more challenging to be researched using remote sensing. To analyse them properly, researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) started to do remote sensing of Latvian and E…

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Sharing IES’s knowledge on lake research, ethnobotany and research of wild herbs


On the 1st of June, the Institute of Environmental Solutions (IES) welcomed students from Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) and pupils from More Elementary School to share IES’s knowledge in lake research, ethnobotany and research of wild herbs. IES’ lake researcher Lin…

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IES brings The Netherland’s experience in developing bio-economy innovation ecosystems to Latvia


On April 18 – 20, 2018, IES’s representatives together with Vidzeme planning region and other RDI2CluB project partners from Finland, Norway, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, as well as external experts from Latvian Food Cluster, Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia, the city of Äänekos…

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