LIFE OrgBalt experts participated in technology and innovation festival in Latvia

On September 4, 2021, at the Technology and innovation festival Mehatrons 2021 in Jelgava, Latvia, the LIFE OrgBalt experts – researchers from the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies – presented the LIFE OrgBalt project and explained one of the project’s demonstration sites.

Scientists introduced demonstration site where possibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils is being explored by  installation of controlled drainage in the lawn, maintaining elevated groundwater levels throughout the growing season. More information about all project demonstration sites – HERE.

Scientists also demonstrated various devices used in research activities, such as groundwater level meter, multi-parameter water quality probe, water conductivity sensor, etc.

LIFE OrgBalt is implemented by eight partners from five EU Member States – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Germany. The project unites public administration institutions, scientific and non-governmental organisations. Leading partner Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” implements the project in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, University of Tartu (Estonia), Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Michael Succow Foundation (Germany) and Association Baltic Coasts (Latvia). 

The project “Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential of nutrient rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland” (LIFE OrgBalt, LIFE18 CCM/LV/001158) is implemented with the financial support of the LIFE Programme of the European Union and the State Regional Development Agency of Latvia. 

The developed material reflect only the LIFE OrgBalt project beneficiaries’ view and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.