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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IES’s researcher joins the COST programme under Citizen Sciece action


IES’s researcher Baiba Prūse represents Latvia in the COST programme action “Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe” CA 15212. The aim of the action is to bundle capacities across Europe to investigate and extend the impa…

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IES launches the third European Space Agency project


In the summer of 2016 the Institute for Environmental Solutions signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to start the third project that is supported by ESA. IES's proposal "Assessment of Grassland Quality and Quantity Parameters and Management Activities Using Sentinel-1&am…

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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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Science is Wonder-ful: European Researchers' Night 2016 in Cēsis


As a part of the European Researchers' Night 2016 on the 30th of September the Cēsis Brewery complex hosted a splendid celebration of science. It was shaped in demonstrations of technologies, art and music performances, workshops for children, scientific discussions etc. The event was attended…

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