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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Researchers share their knowledge in LC / LU mapping using advanced remote sensing


On 11 April 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) hosted the seminar for potential end-users of satellite and airborne remote sensing data for Land Use and Land Cover (LC / LU) mapping in Latvia. The key speakers of the seminar were IES’s leading researcher Dainis Jakovels, C…

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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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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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1st Year Data Acquisition Completed


The first airborne remote sensing data from pilot territories in Cēsis, Burtnieki and Sigulda were collected in the summer of 2015 as part of the SENTISIMULAT project led by the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES). The data were acquired by using Airborne Surveillance and Environmental Mon…

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How satellite data can help Latvia’s development


The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite and airborne remote sensing data will promote the multi-sectoral data use by international, national and local public institutions. Data about land cover and land use (LC-LU) provides valuable information that has a number of different appli…

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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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