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IES contributes Latvia’s journey becoming an Associate Member of European Space Agency

20.07.2020

On the 24thof June 2020, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia as an Associate Member State of ESA, and on the 9th of July this decision was ratified by the Saeima of Latvia. For more than 5 years Latvia has been trying to justify it’s competences and receive the mem…

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IES uses GPS devices for wildlife tracking

30.06.2020

Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with SIA “Forest Owners’ Consulting Centre” and Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" develops new wild animal census approach using innovative technological solutions - drones, movement-activated cam…

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Improving knowledge on food webs in Latvian and Estonian lakes

29.06.2020

During the last research season (April - June) Katrit Karus, the post-doctorate of the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) finished data analysis in laboratory for the samples gathered in 2019 fieldwork campaigns. The analysis will give an insight on the components of the overall food web…

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IES develops satellite data-based method for lake water quality monitoring

26.06.2020

Researchers and Estonian post-doctorate Tuuli Soomets from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) has developed new method for satellite data-based lake water quality monitoring. The importance of inland water bodies including lakes has never been greater because they help to regul…

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Re-opening of exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” in Viljandi

13.05.2020

WasteArt project partners are glad to inform that the exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” will be reopened from May 13th, 2020. The exhibition host venue Kondas Center of Naive Art in Viljandi has implemented all necessary adjustments to secure its visitors and employees hea…

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Bioeconomy for the Rural Renaissance

05.05.2020

Innovative Report that Visualizes the Story of RDI2CluB Project and Its Impact on the Development of Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region. The RDI2CluB project has released the Impact Report that highlights the efforts of a growing network of different actors in developing the bioeconomy inn…

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Researching medicinal and aromatic plants’ potential in organic farming

30.04.2020

Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with organic farming experts SIA “Field and Forest” and Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis research suitability of nine wild medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) for farming and use in medicine, cosmetics and food industries…

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Developing organic cultivation technologies for 5 medicinal and aromatic plants

01.04.2020

The researchers from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) in cooperation with organic farming experts from SIA “Field and Forest” have developed organic cultivation technologies for 5 medicinal and aromatic plants suitable for conditions of Latvia. Changing environmenta…

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