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7th OES Baltic Symposium
7th IEEE/OES Baltic Symposium "Bridging the divide between satellite and in situ sensing for marine ecosystem assessment" will take place in Ventspils, Latvia, at the premises of Ventspils University College, on 28-31 August. Please follow the link above for further information.

Welcome to the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology. We are a small scientific institute dedicated to basic and applied research of ecology and environmental problems in the Baltic Sea. Most of our work focuses on the Gulf of Riga and the Latvian part of the Baltic Proper, where we are also responsible for marine environmental monitoring.

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    Research areas:
  • Marine environmental monitoring
  • Long-term changes in the Baltic Sea
  • Seasonal cycles in brackish plankton and benthic communities
  • Vertical fluxes
  • Benthic-pelagic coupling
  • Coastal biodiversity
  • Invasive species
  • Ecological modelling
  • Toxic algae and algal toxins




Our address

Voleru iela 4, LV-1007, Rīga. E-mail:hydro@latnet.lv
Administration: 67601995. Bookkeeping: 67610851. Fax: 67601995