IES use satellite data for lake quality assessment


Researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) develop satellite data-based tool that will provide a general overview of water quality in Latvian lakes. The importance of inland water bodies including lakes has never been greater. They help to regulate the carbon cycle, thus…

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Video: Bioeconomy innovations for sustainable food production


On the 2nd of June Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with Vidzeme Planning Region (VPR) and bioeconomy innovation network Biobord organized international online event "Bioeconomy Forum: Innovation for Sustainable Food Production". The aim of the forum was to pr…

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Deriving cosmetic ingredients from medicinal chamomile distillation by-products


Researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) found that by-products from the medicinal chamomile (Matricaria recutita) essential oil distillation processes is a rich source for production of cosmetics for skin regeneration and protection. IES’s chemical laboratory&rs…

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IES’s researcher presents results of lake food web research


Post-doctorate Katrit Karus from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) presents results of the research on Estonian and Latvian food web function in the popular science journal "Fish! In the wild" (“Kalale! Looduses”) and at the Finnish symposium “Lahti Lakes…

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Human habitat modelling using remote sensing data


Researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) use Earth observation and remote sensing data as well as survey to find the most suitable residential areas in rural regions. As a result, IES will develop an innovative spatial planning tool for rural development that will allow to…

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Video: New technologies for wild and free-ranging animal monitoring


The Institute for Environmental Solutions together with the Biobord network organized an online workshop “New technologies for monitoring of large-bodied wild-animals and free-ranging livestock: challenges and opportunities”, which took place on the 5th of May 2021. The purpose of th…

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Remote sensing method for GHG emission monitoring in wetlands


As a result of the 2019 research, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) developed a remote sensing-based method for monitoring of greenhouse gases (GHG). Research-based methods for the GHG emission measuring allow to identify human made impact on climate. As a result of human activi…

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Adapting wild plant species to organic farming


Researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) introduces 9 wild medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) species suitable for growing in organic farming. In March, researcher Dr Arta Kronberga was invited to share IES’s experience in the international conference “Breeding…

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