Researchers’s Night 2023

On Friday, September 29 from 17:00 – 22:00 we invite you to visit the Researchers’ Night at LIAE and explore the mysterious underwater world!

Researchers’ Night 2023

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The European Researchers’ Night 2023 will take place on Friday, September 29. Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) in cooperation with Baltic Environmental Forum, writer Agnese Vanaga (author of the book “Plastic hooligans”), student sorority “Selga” and Nature Conservation Agency invite you to learn about the aquatic environment and discover the amazing underwater world by following an interactive route.There will be an opportunity to learn about research devices, try on a diving suit, explore the colorful underwater world, see transparent zooplankton and the world of microscopic algae.

Visitors will be able to strengthen existing and gain new knowledge about eutrophication, biodiversity, try out interactive activities in the Mobile Nature Classroom, learn how dangerous substances enter into the aquatic environment and how schoolchildren can join the new “Plastic Pirates” campaign. There will also be an opportunity to find out the first results on lake and pond water samples collected by students for research on Latvian lakes.

Student sorority “Selga” will organize a panel discussion on plastic pollution, which will be moderated by Uģis Joksts and in which opinions will be shared by representatives of various fields – LIAE Senior Researcher Inta Dimante-Deimantoviča, environmental expert Jānis Ulme, circular economy expert Edgars Čerkovskis, writer Agnese Vanaga and others.

Practical information

Adress: Voleru street 4, Riga

Public transport connection Bus 3, 30 and 54 , busstop “Pagrieziens uz Voleriem”

Accessibility: the event is accessible to people with mobility impairments


15:00 – 17:00 excursions for pre-registered school groups

17:00 – 22:00 open to everyone

18:00 – 19:00 panel discussion on plastic pollution

Activities are financed by LIAE and Latvian Environmental Protection Fund project No. 1-08/85/2022 “Ceļā uz atbildīgu vides rīcību, padziļinot izpratni par mūsu ezeriem”, with support from student sorority “Selga” and projects LIFE19 NAT/LV/000973 REEF “Research of marine protected habitats in EEZ and determination of the necessary conservation status in Latvia”; “Plastic Pirates – Go Europe!”; BPP projekts nr. EEZ/BPP/LZP/2023/3 “ImproveMicro”, LVAF “Mikroplastmasas piesārņojuma monitoringa pilnveidošana upēs un jūras piekrastes smiltīs” (Nr. 1 08/37/2022), Detect2Protect (LZP Līguma Nr. ES RTD/2023/26), Interreg BSR projects “TRUSTALUM”, “Lakes Connect” un “BEACON”.

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