IES signes a memorandum of understanding with Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia


Institute of Environmental Solutions (IES) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia for common research, exchange of experience and knowledge in the field of ethnobotany. To develop international collaboration and strengthen the competences in eth…

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IES announces preselection of post-doctoral applications


The Institute for Environmental Solutions (hereinafter - IES) has announced preselection of post-doctoral applications within the Activity "Post-doctoral Research Aid" of the Specific Aid Objective 1.1.1 "To increase the research and innovative capacity of scientific in…

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Contemporary audio-visual art exhibition "Tales of the brewery"


Starting from the 11th of August, we opened the doors of Science, art and gastronomy centre “Brewery” to host the audio-visual exhibition "Tales of the Brewery". The exhibition is a collaboration between artists Ivo Briedis, Pēteris Ķimelis and Andris Indāns. On display…

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We are extending the application for Summer school on lake ecology and management


  We are extending the application deadline for the Summer school on lake ecology and management which will take place in the Gauja National Park, Latvia, from the 24th of August until the 2nd of September. The submission of the applications will be open until the 9th of August. If you…

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Travelling exhibition - science goes out of labs


On Tuesday, 4th July the opening ceremony of travelling exhibition “Beyond the Lab: the DIY Science Revolution” took place in the IES’s owned Cēsis castle manor. On display are stories about 7 ordinary people who have moved science from its natural habitat – laboratory to t…

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Developing innovative approach for land cover mapping in Latvia using Sentinel-2 satellite information


The Corine Land Cover (CLC) initiative uses remote sensing data to map land cover (LC) at the European level every six years. CLC is useful for observing continental trends; however higher spatial resolution, improved accuracy, inclusion of local classes and more frequent updates are necessary for…

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Sharing IES’s knowledge and expertise in environmental research using smart technologies


On 16 June 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) welcomed 30 students of master’s degree from the Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia. They were curious about IES’s approach in mapping and assessment of different ecosystems and natural resource…

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First tests of Sentinel-3 data capabilities for assessment of complex coastal areas in the Baltic Sea


Remote sensing is becoming an increasingly reliable technique for the assessment of water environments, however, Latvia lacks a strong track record of using satellite data for continued water quality monitoring. In 2015, a year before the launch of Sentinel-3 satellite, the Institute for Environme…

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