LIAE at Liepāja Sea Festival 2023

Once again LIAE took part in Liepāja Sea Festival introducing the public to the inhabitants of the Baltic Sea and informing about current research directions

LIAE at Liepāja Sea Festival 2023

Once again LIAE took part in Liepāja Sea Festival on July 8 offering visitors a chance to learn about the inhabitants of the Baltic Sea and informing them about current directions in marine research. Jūrmala Park had a specially designated area for educational activities and attractions for visitors. Of particular interest was the net hauling with LIAE and the study of its composition, which reveals what marine inhabitants live in the water near the coast.

LIAE educational tents

Tents were set up for the event where visitors could try on a diver’s suit, look into a microscope and try their hand at various activities. We also told the visitors about non-indigenous species and what to do if you encounter them. We talked about factors that affect the quality of the marine environment and how scientists assess marine pollution. Visitors of the workshops could find out more about current trends in pollution research such as pharmaceuticals and microplastics.

In cooperation with LIAE, European Molecular Biology Laboratory also participated in this event. At their tent the public was informed about the activities of their traveling laboratory and the TREC project. At EMBL interactive stand it was possible to learn more about microscopic organisms and learn about the state of planet’s health.

LIAE activities were funded by the following projects: LIFE19 NAT/LV000973 REEF – “Jūras aizsargājamo biotopu izpēte un nepieciešamā aizsardzības statusa noteikšana Latvijas ekskluzīvajā ekonomiskajā zonā”, “Farmaceitiskās vielas notekūdeņos – daudzums, ietekmes un iespējas to samazināšanai” (LLI – 527) MEDWwater and “Plastmasas piesārņojuma novērtēšana, monitorings un samazināšana Latvijas un Lietuvas piekrastē ar inovatīvu rīku un sabiedrības vides apziņas paaugstināšanas palīdzību” ESMIC (LLI-525).

The full program of the event can be found here: https://www.liepaja.lv/jurassvetki2023/

Information about TREC project by EMBL: https://www.embl.org/about/info/trec/

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