Conclusions of 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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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 among the leading European researchers developing new methods for optical sensing of ecosystems


On the 24th of February IES’s leading researcher Dr.Dainis Jakovels will speak at the conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is organised as a part of the OPTIMISE action and gathers together European researchers to discuss the innovative tools and research methods for land cover monitoring…

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The 1st stage of Sentinel-3 satellite data simulation over the Gulf of Riga has completed


As a part of the SENTIBALT project the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) has carried out the 1st year’s flight activities of airborne remote sensing data acquisition in the Gulf of Riga. The data were acquired by using Airborne Surveillance and Environmental Monitoring System ARSEN…

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Sharing IES’s experience in implementing the space projects


IES’s CEO Inese Suija-Markova shared her knowledge and experience in generating and implementing satellite data simulation projects as part of Integrated Applications Promotion Programme’s (IAP) seminar organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Education and Scie…

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Scientists acquire field data in the Gulf of Riga


On August 2015 scientists from the Estonian Marine Institute and the Institute for Environmental Solutions collected ground data in the Gulf of Riga as part of the SENTIBALT project. The objective of the project is to simulate European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-3 satellite using airborne…

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After two years waiting IES starts to implement space projects


After signing the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Plan for European Cooperating State (PECS Charter), Latvia is finally ready to implement its first space projects. Currently, Latvia participates in three ESA activities – earth observation, space technologies and education, covering topi…

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